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Columbia Man Arrested for Involvement in 2017 Homicide

Columbia Police have arrested 28-year-old Jeffrey McWilliams of Columbia for his involvement in a 2017 homicide in the 1900 block of Lasso Circle. The homicide took place shortly after 3:30am on December 11th, 2017. Officers arriving at the scene found 28-year-old Augustus Jackson Roberts of Columbia dead. It was determined that Roberts was killed in a home invasion that was drug-related. McWilliams has been charged with second-degree murder, first-degree robbery, and armed criminal action for his involvement in the homicide. The case is still being investigated. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Columbia Police Department at 573-874-7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573-875-8477 to remain anonymous.

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