COLUMBIA, Mo. July 18 2017 - Columbia police arrested a man after they say he assaulted two security officers in a city neighborhood.
According to police, officers were dispatched to Claudell Lane in reference to an assault. Officers contacted the victim, a security officer in the area.
The security officer told police someone had reported a person trespassing on the property and knocking on doors.
The security officer told police he approached the person and asked him to leave. The security officer said Randall Wells pushed him, causing him to fall backward.
A second security officer came to assist and said Wells started running from him.
The second security officer told police he ran after Wells and could see he was digging in his pocket.
The second security officer said Wells pulled out a pocket knife and threw it back toward him.
Wells is charged with assault and armed criminal action.