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Man accused of Quail Drive killing now in Boone County Jail

Bobby Dawson Boone County Jail June 30 Quail Drive shooting Rod Jones
Boone County Sheriff's Department
Bobby Dawson.


Jail records say a man accused of a deadly shooting on Quail Drive was booked into the Boone County Jail.

Bobby Dawson, 38, of Columbia faces a count each of first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the May 25 killing of 36-year-old Rod Jamal Jones in the 2700 block of Quail Drive.

According to jail records, Dawson was booked into the jail at 10:46 a.m. on Monday. As of Tuesday morning, he was in jail custody being held without bond.

Police said Dawson was arrested at a home in the Kansas City area last week. Kansas City officers said he was arrested without incident.

Dawson's probable cause statement said he took Jones behind a home and shot him. Columbia police said Jones died on May 27 after being taken off life support.

Police said another man, Robert Junior Johnson, 49, of Columbia also faces a murder charge linked to the shooting. Court documents said he held a crowd at bay with a gun as Dawson shot Jones.

Johnson admitted to police he was at the scene but told ABC 17 News he wasn't involved with Jones' killing.

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