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Columbia man arrested Saturday for endangering the welfare of a child and felony resisting arrest

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Jarvis Montell Dancy, 29 of Columbia, was arrested Saturday for endangering the welfare of a child and felony resisting arrest.

On Saturday around 6:40 a.m, officers with the Columbia Police Department responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at a residence in the 1800 block of George Street. 

Once on the scene, officers made visual and verbal contact with Dancy through a rear window into the residence and instructed Dancy to exit the residence. While officers talked to him, they observed a juvenile.

Dancy told officers that he was not coming out and he barricaded himself inside the residence. 

Because a juvenile was present and knowing that Dancy could be armed and dangerous based on prior contacts, officers requested the Department’s SWAT Team and Crisis Negotiations Team.

As the SWAT team arrived, Dancy allowed the juvenile to leave the residence. After a short period of negotiations, he surrendered without further incident. 

There were no injuries to the juvenile or Dancy. The juvenile was quickly reunited with the mother.

Dancy had two other felony arrest warrants, one for kidnapping and the other for unlawful use of a weapon.

He has been remanded to the custody of the Boone County Jail.  

This is an ongoing investigation. More information may become available at a later time.

Columbia Police are asking for your help. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.

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Chanel Porter

Chanel joined ABC 17 News in January 2021 after graduating from Penn State University. She enjoys traveling and a daily iced coffee.


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