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Published: November 8, 2019


OFFICIAL WITH THE COLUMBIA POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY (FRIDAY) THAT AN ARREST HAS BEEN MADE IN AN AGGRAVATED ASSAULT INVESTIGATION THAT STEMMED FROM AN INCIDENT AT POPEYE'S CHICKEN ON TUESDAY. ACCORDING TO A PRESS RELEASE, DETECTIVES WERE ABLE TO IDENTIFY 29 YEAR OLD DERIANCE RA’SHAIEL HUGHES IN RELATION TO THE INVESTIGATION OF THE ASSAULT THAT TOOK PLACE. HUGHES WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY WITHOUT INCIDENT AT ABOUT 2:20 P.M. AND HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH THE FELONY OF AGGRAVATED ASSAULT. DETECTIVES ARE CONTINUING TO INVESTIGATE THIS INCIDENT AND FURTHER CHARGES ON ADDITIONAL PERSON OR PERSONS MAY BE FORTHCOMING AS THE INVESTIGATION PROGRESSES.
ANY PERSON WITH ANY ADDITIONAL DIRECT INFORMATION ABOUT THIS INCIDENT, SHOULD CONTACT INVESTIGATORS AT 931-560-1670.