Man arrested for Columbia weekend beating

Quincy Avant

A Columbia man turned himself in to police on Wednesday after a weekend beating.

40-year-old Quincy Avant is charged with felony first-degree assault and felony armed criminal action.

Sunday afternoon, officers found an unresponsive man bleeding from the head in the 2900 block of Lawnridge Court.
An ambulance took the man to University Hospital for what police said was a serious injury.

Police said he had been playing basketball with a neighbor before his wife found him outside bleeding. The wife said the neighbor her husband was playing with was gone.

Avant is being held in Boone County Jail on $100,000 bond.