Contact: Sergeant Joe Bernhard
Columbia Police Department
Public Relations Unit/Mounted Unit supervisor
UPDATE ON TOLSTON HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION
The Columbia Police Department has identified and developed probable cause to arrest two more suspects in the murder of Dontay Tolston. The Boone County Prosecutor Dan Knight has filed charges for Murder in the Second Degree for the suspects. The Boone County Court has issued warrants with a bond amount of $1,000.000.00 cash only.
The suspects are Jimiah A. Lambert, 20, of Columbia, Missouri, and Derrick Copelin, 17, of New Orleans, Louisiana.
Lambert and Copelin are not believed to be in the Columbia area at this time. They should be considered armed and dangerous. If you come in to contact with them you should contact your local law enforcement agency or call 911.
The investigation is still active and on-going. No further details will be made available at this time. Further details or developments will be released as appropriate.
If you have information about this incident which you have not provided please contact the Columbia Police Department Criminal Investigation Division.