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Jefferson City man charged with illegal gun possession, domestic assault

Cornell Manley II
Cole County Sheriff's Office
Cornell Manley II


A Jefferson City man was charged with a pair of felonies after he allegedly got into a fight with a woman and took her gun on Tuesday.

Cornell Manley II was charged with illegal gun possession and third-degree domestic assault. He is being held at the Cole County Jail without bond. An arraignment was set for Thursday afternoon.

According to the probable cause statement, Jefferson City police were called to a residence on Tuesday for an alleged domestic disturbance. A woman allegedly told police that Manley showed up to her residence and she told him to leave. Court documents say the woman used to be in a relationship with Manley and the she knew he had active warrants.

The woman allegedly told Manley to leave before her caseworker showed up, the statement says. The victim walked outside to speak with the caseworker and Manley allegedly started yelling at the victim, told her she needed to go back inside the residence and then started yelling at the caseworker, court documents say.

The victim allegedly stated Manley fought her in front of her baby, the probable cause statement says. Manley then allegedly took a gun from the residence and ran away, the statement says.

Manley has several active court cases in Cole County and had warrants for his arrest. In two cases, he was charged with resisting arrest and drug possession.

In a third case, he was accused of crashing into a parked vehicle during a chase with law enforcement.  In that case, he was charged with resisting arrest by fleeing, leaving the scene of an accident and three misdemeanors: Reckless driving, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, speeding by 26 miles per hour or more and driving without a license.

In all three of those cases, a bond review was set for Thursday afternoon and a plea hearing was scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, June 27 at the Cole County Circuit Court.

In another case, he was charged with first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle, illegal gun possession and armed criminal action. A bond review was set for Thursday afternoon and a plea hearing was set for 1 p.m. Tuesday.  

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