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CPD: Teen threatened man with gun at the ARC

Columbia Activity and Recreation Center
Photo courtesy of the City of Columbia
A photo of Columbia's Activity and Recreation Center, ARC.


EDITOR'S NOTE: A lawyer for Kentrell Minton Sr. confirmed that the suspect named by police was actually Kintrell Minton Jr.

The Columbia Police Department said a teenager is suspected of pulling out a gun during a verbal fight at the city's Activity and Recreation Center on Sunday.

A sourcing error erroneously reported that 19-year-old Kentrell Minton had been arrested after the alleged incident at the ARC around 1:54 p.m.

A press release from CPD said the alleged victim told ARC staff about the gun and that it was in Minton's bag. Officers said ARC staff took Minton's bag and kept him from leaving the premises until police arrived.

The gun was not fired during the argument. CPD said Minton is not allowed into the ARC facility or any city parks.

CPD is still investigating. Anyone with information on the situation is asked to call the Columbia Police Department at 573-874-7652 or CrimeStoppers at 875-TIPS.

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Matt Ragsdale

Matt Ragsdale is a broadcast and digital producer at ABC 17 News.



  1. There should be a law…. Oh wait. There is. But just to be safe, there should be more laws written. After all, criminals can be counted on to follow the law.

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