Circuit Judge Tony Mozingo dismissed charges filed by real estate broker Richard Lokey against two Columbia police officers Friday, and the judge reprimanded Lokey for wasting the court’s resources and provoking the incidents with the officers.
One arrest has been made so far with more arrests expected in a July 12 shooting on Rural Center Lane.
Usher Jackson, 19, of Columbia, was charged recently with aggravated assault related to the incident at a party outside the New Zion Methodist Church Activity Center.
Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies from Aug. 12 to Aug. 18. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.
The Marion County Correctional Facility has slashed $300,000 from its proposed budget as the county works on putting together a plan for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1.
Warden Derek Mingo presented the revised budget Monday morning at the Board of Supervisors meeting.
A federal judge has filed an initial order regarding an excessive force lawsuit against Columbia police, dismissing some of the claims but declining to throw out the case.
U.S. District Court Judge Keith Starrett issued the opinion last month in “Shamber Hollins vs. City of Columbia.”