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Columbia man accused in June standoff with police pleads guilty

Jaytaj Moore
Boone County Sheriff's Office
Jaytaj Moore


A Columbia man who was accused of pulling a weapon on someone and having a standoff with Columbia police in June pleaded guilty last week to several charges.

Jaytaj Moore, 21, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, Oct. 10, to second-degree burglary, unlawful use of a weapon, resisting arrest and fourth-degree domestic assault. He was sentenced to seven years in the Missouri Department of Corrections along with a 120-day shock order. He was given credit for 88 days served.

Moore was previously charged with first-degree burglary, armed-criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon, resisting arrest, fourth-degree domestic assault and two counts of fourth-degree assault.

According to previous reporting, an alleged victim called Boone County Joint Communications stating Moore was pointing a gun at him Sunday, June 18, according to a heavily redacted probable cause statement. Moore had left the scene before police arrived. The probable cause statement says Moore was arrested earlier on June 18 and -- according to jail records -- was released on bond.

Moore allegedly pulled a gun on someone, waived it and entered a residence to look for someone before leaving. Police had a standoff with Moore at his residence later, but he was not detained then. He was eventually arrested in the St. Louis area.

In another case, Moore was charged with second-degree domestic assault and tampering with a victim in a felony prosecution. He pleaded guilty on Oct. 10 to second-degree domestic assault.

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