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Sedalia Drug Bust

3 people are under arrest after Sedalia Police carried out a drug bust yesterday. Officers reportedly found methanphetamine, marijuana, prescription pills and drug paraphernalia. The drug bust occurred at Liquid Designs on 16th Street. Arrested were, the owner of the business, Keith Hayden, and employees Samantha Martin and John Welton.

Columbia Child Pornography Arrest
A Columbia man is under arrest after Boone County Cyber Crimes task force found multiple child pornography pictures in his email account. With the help of the The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children a tip was sent to the Cyber Crimes task force last month. Arrested was 30 year old Jonathan Hillyard, after an IP address linked the photos back to his home. He appeared before a judge yesterday and was sent to Boone County Jail on a $10,000 cash only bond. He has been ordered to stay off the Internet and not make contact with anyone under the age of 18. His next court date is scheduled for November.
Columbia Gas Station Robbery
Columbia Police responded to a robbery that occurred at a gas station in Columbia this morning. Early this morning police responded to the Petro Mart at the intersection of Stadium and Bernadette about a man wearing a Halloween mask who robbed the store while armed with a hand gun. No one was hurt in the incident, the only information police have is the description of the mask. 
Earlier this week two other Columbia businesses were robbed by a man wearing a Halloween mask but police are unsure if the two previous robberies are connected to this one.
Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact Columbia Police or Crimestoppers.
Callaway County Wreck

Two people walked away with only minor injuries following a two vehicle accident that left both vehicles with extensive damage last night. A vehicle being driven by 20 year old Cody Drenc of Columbia was traveling too fast around a curve and traveling into the roadway striking a vehicle being driven by 25 year old Kyle Kleinsorge of Columbia. The acciedent occurred at around 11:20 last night on County Road 269 in Callaway County. Kleinsorge was taken to an area hospital for treatment of minor injures, both drivers were wearing their seatbelts.

Man Sentenced for 2010 Robberies

A Kansas City man who is connected to two separate mid-Missouri bank robberies in 2010 is now facing jail time. Brian Unthank pleaded guilty Tuesday to the robbing of the Landmark Bank in Columbia and the River Region Credit Union in Jefferson City in June of 2010. He was connected to those robberies after he was convicted of robbing a bank in 2011 in Texas. Unthank is facing up to 40 years behind bars.

Jefferson City Man Sentenced

A 36 year old Jefferson City man was sentenced yesterday after he was convicted of shooting and killing a father of 6.

Calvin Hutson faces life behind bars plus 30 years for the 2nd degree murder, 1st degree robbery and unlawful possession of a firearm in the 2012 death of Andre Hudson.

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