Columbia Police Arrest Rape Suspect

A Columbia man was arrested Wednesday in connection to a rape and assault Saturday in the 21-hundred block of Business Loop 70. Detectives arrested 37-year-old Travis Birkhead on suspicion of first-degree rape and fourth-degree assault in the 24-hundred block of Broadway Bluffs Drive. The investigation continues. Columbia Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to call the Columbia Police Department at 573-874-7652, or CrimeStoppers at 573-875-TIPS.