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Columbia man charged in alleged hammer attack at Lions-Stephens Park

Daniel Dwyer is facing multiple charges after he allegedly used a hammer during an assault on June 26, 2022, at Lions-Stephens Park.
Boone County Jail
Daniel Dwyer is facing multiple charges after he allegedly used a hammer during an assault on June 26, 2022, at Lions-Stephens Park.

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

A Columbia man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly used a hammer during an assault on Sunday at Lions-Stephens Park.

The Boone County Prosecutor’s office has charged Daniel Dwyer with first-degree assault — serious injury and armed criminal action.

On Sunday night, EMS service responded to Lions-Stephens Park for a man that was face down under a shelter house near Windsor Street.

A tip to CrimeStoppers indicated that a person named “Danny” had hurt an individual at Stephens Lake Park on Sunday with a hammer. The tip said that Danny lived at a residence on Hinkson Ave., according to court documents.

On Wednesday, investigators responded to the shelter at Lions-Stephens Park and found blood droplets and blood splatter on the concrete. Investigators then went to speak with the victim at the hospital. The victim told investigators that he was sitting at the park with four other people and one of them was his alleged attacker. The victim says he was smoking marijuana with the four others when everything went blank and he woke up at the hospital, according to court documents.

 The investigator reported the victim had two black eyes, stitches on the left side of his head and stitches on the back of his head.

According to court documents, police then spoke with a woman at the Hinkson address. The woman said she is Dwyer’s roommate. Dwyer asked her if he could borrow a hammer on Sunday night and told her that he was leaving to help a homeless friend, according to court documents. The roommate said that Dwyer came back several hours later.

On Wednesday, a search warrant was issued for the residence and police found shoes in Dwyer’s room with a spot that appeared to be blood and a hammer in the residence according to court records.

Dwyer is being held at the Boone County Jail without bond. Dwyer does not have a defense listed according to online court records.

The Boone County court arraigned Dwyer on Thursday afternoon.

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