On 04-16-17 Columbia Police arrested Adair County man on felony drug charges .
Columbia Police Officers Charles Greer and Jordan Dean responded to a local motel in response to a complaint of a missing female. Upon arrival officers began searching the property . Officers located the female they was looking for in a guest room . In addition to locating the female officers located another male in the room and he was found to be in possession of illegal narcotics. Arrested and lodged in Adair County Regional Jail was 34 year old Josh Graves of Columbia . Charges include :
Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree Methamphetamine .
Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree Cocaine .
Officer Charles Greer was the arresting officer and he was assisted by Officers Jordan Dean and Jamie Cole .
On 04-18-2017 Columbia Police Officers was dispatched to an altercation taking place off of Hudson Street in the city limits of Columbia. When officers arrived it was found during the investigation that the victim had over 1,000 dollars of personal property damage .
As a result of the incident 22 year old Marcus Yarberry was arrested by Officer John Dial on charges of Criminal Mischief 1st degree and Yarberry was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail
On 4-20-2017 Adair County 911 received a call from Lindsey Wilson College stating that a female student had been found unresponsive at McCandless Hall. CPD Officers Josh Brockman and Drew Conn were dispatched along with Deputy Brandon Hitch to the location at 12:56 a.m. along with Adair County EMS . Upon arrival officers located 19 year old Mercedes Smith of Cincinnati, Ohio in her dorm room. Smith was pronounced deceased by Adair County EMS at 01:06 a.m. and Adair County Coroner Todd Akin was notified .
The death is being investigated by Officer Josh Brockman . An autopsy is scheduled at the State Medical Examiners office in Louisville for Friday morning with Coroner Akin and Officer Brockman attending. At this time no foul play is suspected .
By, Officer Josh Brockman
Columbia Police Department
Chief, Jason Cross