Columbia Man Arrested Over Gun Incident at Food Truck

Columbia Man Arrested Over Gun Incident at Food Truck

COLUMBIA, MO – In a report from The Columbia Daily Tribune, a gun disturbance was reported at a local food truck which resulted in one man’s arrest downtown early Monday morning.

Sunflower Waffle Co

Columbia police at 1:23 a.m. responded to the Sunflower Waffle Co. van parked on Ninth Street.

Witnesses told officers Robert G. Powell, 40, lifted his shirt to expose a handgun in his waistband during an argument, Officer Latisha Stroer said. Police notes did not detail whether Powell had a connection to the food truck or whom the argument was with.

Powell, did not have a conceal-and-carry permit for the weapon, Stroer said. He was arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon. He was released from the Boone County Jail on $5,000 bond.

Representatives of Sunflower Waffle Co. could not be reached for comment this morning.


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