Sixth suspect arrested in Hobson homicide

Saturday, October 30, 2010 | 12:00 p.m. CDT; updated 3:27 p.m. CDT, Saturday, October 30, 2010

COLUMBIA — A sixth suspect was brought into custody Saturday morning in connection with the fatal shooting of a Kansas man Oct. 23.

Anthony J. Carr, 24, turned himself in to police in St. Charles on Friday, according to a news release from the Columbia Police Department. Police said Carr was being held at Boone County Jail as of 7 a.m. Saturday. Carr declined to make a statement regarding the incident, according to the release.

Police issued a warrant for Carr’s arrest Tuesday after identifying him as the sixth suspect in the homicide of 22-year-old Aaron Hobson. According to the release, Carr was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder and second-degree robbery. Police said Carr’s bond was set at $1 million.

Hobson was shot and killed at the Break Time convenience store at 110 E. Nifong Blvd. on Oct. 23. He was in Columbia to watch his cousin, MU cornerback Trey Hobson, play in MU’s Homecoming game.

Police arrested Tony L. Lewis, 27, and Leo D. Roland, 19, on suspicion of second-degree murder and first-degree robbery on Oct. 23 in connection with the same case. Bonds were set at $1 million for each.

Deshon Joseph Alexa Houston, 20, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of second-degree murder and second-degree robbery. His bond was set at $1 million.

Brothers Daron Peal, 23, and Darris Peal, 21, were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of second-degree murder and second-degree robbery, each with a $1 million bond.

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This appeared on ColumbiaMissourian.com on Oct. 30. Here’s a link to the story.

I wrote this story during my weekend general assignment shift.

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