At approximately 4:31 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 31, the Columbia Police Department was dispatched to a disturbance in the 200 block of Park Ave.
Upon arrival, it was determined a victim had been attacked with a knife and sustained life threatening injuries. Prior to the emergency personnel arriving, officers rendered aid to a female victim, 34 of Columbia. The victim was immediately transported to a local hospital by ambulance.
Columbia Police identified and arrested Larry Wesley Galbreath, 50, of Columbia as the suspect. The victim and suspect knew each other.
Galbreath has been charged with three counts of endangering the welfare of a child, domestic assault in the 1st degree, armed criminal action, kidnapping in the 1st degree, burglary in the 1st degree, felony resisting arrest, assault in the 3rd degree and assault in the 4th Degree of law enforcement officer.
This is an ongoing investigation. There are no further details to provide at this time.
Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.
Case Number: 2020-000969