Contact: Sgt Joe Bernhard
Public Relations Unit/Mounted Unit Supervisor
COLUMBIA POLICE SEEK HELP IN FINDING SECOND ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT
On 06-28-13, at 6:27 p.m., John Dean Meadows, 44, was arrested for a Parole Absconder Warrant. Detectives of the Criminal Investigation Division arrested him on 07-02-13 for 3 counts of First Degree Robbery and 3 counts of Armed Criminal Action in connection to the convenience store robberies which occurred on 06-25-13 and 06-26-13, Case Numbers 2013-007037, 2013-007078, and 2013-007079.
Detectives are still looking for one more suspect, Larry Blackwell Cole, 40. Cole is a black male, 6'2", 210 pounds. A 3 year old photo of him is attached. He has numerous tattoos.
If anyone has information about his location please contact the Columbia Police Department non-emergency number 573-442-6131 or Crime Stoppers at 875-TIPS to remain anonymous.