Two arrested in Columbia for attacking woman Friday afternoon

Misty Guzman-Castro

A Columbia woman is taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries following a disturbance near Columbia College.

Officers were called to the 700 block of Wilkes Boulevard on Friday afternoon to investigate a verbal disturbance with a weapon.  When they arrived, they found a 40-year-old woman with injuries to her head and minor cuts on her arms and legs. 

Witnesses led officers to the woman’s attackers who were now about a mile away near the Welcome Inn Motel on Providence.

The suspects, identified as Misty Guzman-Castro, 39, and Demeco Williams, 50, both of Columbia, were taken into custody.  Both are being held in the Boone County jail on charges of assault and armed criminal action.