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      Columbia man arrested for assault, burglary

      Jessuan Cowans was arrested after burglarizing a former friend's home.

      A Columbia man is facing multiple charges after burglarizing an acquaintance's house and assaulting her.

      Jessuan Cowans, 28, has been charged with burglary, armed criminal action and assault.

      The Boone County Sheriff's Department responded to a 911 call shortly before 8 a.m. Sunday on the 600 block of Country Squire Court.

      The victim told deputies that a former acquaintance had broken into her home and assaulted her.

      The victim said she heard a window open and found Cowans entering her home when she went to investigate.

      Cowans assaulted her and then threatened her with a weapon before fleeing the scene.

      Deputies found Cowans at a relative's home and arrested him.

      Cowans is being held at the Boone County Jail.