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Robbery suspect arrested, one still at large

CPD: 25-year-old felon found with drugs, guns

Armed Home Invasion

COLUMBIA, Mo. - UPDATE: Anton has been charged with robbery in the first degree, armed criminal action, possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a firearm. Court records show he previously pleaded guilty to stealing and second degree burglary back in 2013. According to a probable cause statement, the suspects stole nearly $8,000. Anton is currently being held in the Boone County jail on no bond. 

Columbia police arrested 25-year-old Anthony Acton Wednesday night, suspecting his connection to a home invasion robbery in the 900 block of Huntridge Drive.

Officers said they responded to a report of an armed robbery just after 8:30 p.m.

According to the police report, two men entered the home, one of which was brandishing a gun and threatening a 23-year-old victim.

Police said the suspects took an undisclosed amount of money and left the scene in a vehicle.

Officers were able to get a description and the license plate number for the suspect's car.

A trooper with the Missouri State Highway Patrol found the vehicle a short time later in the 1100 block of Smiley Lane, Acton in the drivers seat.

CPD made a traffic stop and during a search of the vehicle, officers say they found money, heroin, marijuana and a gun.

Acton is a convicted felon and police arrested him on suspicion of first-degree robbery, armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon, carrying a concealed firearm as a convicted felon and possession of a controlled substance.

No bond amount has been set for Acton's case.

Police said the investigation is ongoing as they work to find the other suspect.


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