Suspect Arrested in Columbia Homicide

A Columbia man has been arrested for first-degree murder, armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon, child endangerment and resisting arrest. 31-year-old Montez Lee Williams is scheduled to make an initial court appearance Wednesday afternoon. About 6:45 Monday morning, officers were called to the 27-hundred block of Blue Ridge Road, where they found a a dead woman in the driver’s seat of a running vehicle. She was later identified as 42-year-old April Joann Brooks of Cuba, Missouri. Columbia Police say many of the recent homicides they have investigated have included elements of domestic violence. If you or someone you know needs help, they encourage you to call True North at 1-800-548-2480.