Police arrest woman suspected in man's death at Columbia motel

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A 33-year-old woman suspected in the death of a man at a motel last week was arrested Tuesday night and booked early Wednesday into the Boone County Jail.

Columbia Police Department Assistant Chief Jeremiah Hunter said detectives alerted regional law enforcement that they were looking for Jaclyn A. Rose as a person of interest in the death of 54-year-old Gregory J. Moore, who was found Thursday in a Columbia motel room. Law enforcement in Fulton arrested Rose on Tuesday night, and Columbia police detectives picked her up and brought her to the station.

Columbia police spokeswoman Latisha Stroer said in a release that Rose and Moore were seen on video entering the room last Wednesday, and Rose was later seen leaving the room. Rose was the last person seen leaving the room before Moore's body was found, Stroer wrote. Officers arrested Rose at 2 a.m. Thursday on suspicion of felony drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia in the 3800 block of Range Line Street, Stroer wrote. Police seized a cellphone, and detectives determined Tuesday that the phone belonged to Moore, Stroer wrote.

Police did not say where Rose had been between her drug arrest last week and her arrest Tuesday by Fulton police.

Rose was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder, armed criminal action, tampering with physical evidence and unlawful use of a weapon. Bond in her case had not been set as of Wednesday morning. She was expected to make her first court appearance at 1:30 p.m. Monday in front of Boone County Associate Circuit Judge Deborah Daniels.

Authorities allege Rose is responsible for the shooting death of Moore at Welcome Inn, 1612 N. Providence Road. Police were sent to the motel at 6:28 p.m. Thursday for what was reported as a cardiac arrest and found Moore in a ground-floor room with an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A police spokeswoman said Moore had been a long-term resident of the motel. Moore was the fourth homicide victim of 2016; three days later, police began to investigate the city’s fifth slaying. Monique E. Parra, 38, has been arrested and charged with the shooting death of 45-year-old Kevin R. Hollins in the 1600 block of Kathy Drive on Sunday.

Rose, a Columbia resident, has four misdemeanor convictions in Missouri, according to online records.



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