On Saturday, July 18, Columbia Police arrested Patrick DeQawn Taylor, 26, of Columbia, for charges of first degree robbery, first degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon and armed criminal action.
On Thursday, July 16, at approximately 2:20 a.m., Columbia Police responded to the 1800 block of East Broadway in reference to a reported strong-armed robbery. Officers made contact with the victim, who stated that a suspect approached him and demanded his wallet and phone while displaying a firearm.
Taylor was also arrested for charges of first degree stalking, first degree trespass and second degree property damage relating to a separate incident that occurred on July 16 at approximately 2 p.m. (2020-006229)
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: 2020-06212
Original Press Release(s):
Columbia Police investigate armed robbery in the 1800 block of East Broadway on July 16