Columbia crime sweep results in 40 arrests

The Columbia Police Department arrested 40 people in a three-day saturation effort.

The operation focused on geographic areas of the city and county where violent crime is frequent. Approximately 40 officers from different agencies participated, as well as four K9 partners.

The effort resulted in over 200 traffic stops, 60 check subjects and approximately 40 arrests. The arrests included traffic offenses, drug offenses and multiple arrests on outstanding warrants.

Over the weekend, Domionte Cheatum was arrested in connection with the murder of Anthony Unger.

Officers also arrested Chad Thomas on a warrant for first-degree burglary, second-degree assault and second-degree property damage. Thomas was located in Birmingham, AL and arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service.

Two suspects were arrested in Kingdom City for distributing meth from their hotel.

The crime sweep was a multijurisdictional effort and included the Columbia Police Department, the Boone County Sheriff's Department, University of Missouri Police Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol and the U.S. Marshals Service.