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Man charged after allegedly assaulting woman at Columbia hotel

Gregory Steven Garner
Boone County Sheriff's Office
Gregory Steven Garner


Gregory Garner of Columbia is accused of domestic assault after allegedly hitting a woman 20 to 30 times Friday at Extended Stay America in Columbia.

Officials were first dispatched to a call at on West Business Loop 70 Friday.

According to court documents, when officials went into Garner's room they saw a woman laying in bed with bruising and swelling around her eyes and lips and saw blood on the pillow. Following that, officials observed Garner had reddish knuckles and blood on both hands.

The probable cause statement detailed an interview with the victim. The woman said she was at Goodwill alone, and when she returned Garner accused her of being with another man.

When she went downstairs to do laundry and declined his call, Garner allegedly found her, threw her from a table into a garbage can, then hit her multiple times.

Medical staff said the victim is believed to have a brain bleed, blown-out left eardrum, broken left arm, possible broken hand, and bruising and swelling around her eyes and lips.

Court documents say Garner was a convicted felon out of the state of California.

Garner is charged with first-degree domestic assault causing serious injury and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Online jail records show Garner is being held in the Boone County Jail on a $100,000 cash or surety bond.

Court records show a hearing has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday in the case.

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Zola Crowder

Zola Crowder joined the ABC 17 News team as a multimedia journalist in June 2020 after graduating from the University of Missouri with a broadcast journalism degree. Before reporting at ABC 17, Zola was a reporter at KOMU where she learned to cover politics, crime, education, economics and more.


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