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Man arrested after allegedly strangling woman

Victim said he wrapped a cord around her neck

COLUMBIA, Mo. - A man was taken to Boone County Jail after he allegedly assaulted a woman and stole from her.

According to a probable cause statement, Channing Williams was traveling with the victim from Hallsville to Columbia when Williams pulled over the vehicle near Paris Road. The victim told police Williams wrapped a cord around her neck and began whipping her legs with "an unknown object."

The victim also told police another acquaintance, Martinez Jackson, pulled out a black handgun and struck her in the head. Jackson then allegedly stole $230 and a cell phone and threatened to harm her family if she called police, according to court documents. 

Williams was taken into custody early Wednesday morning. 


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