Columbia-area murder suspect remains jailed in Iowa; extradition hearing delayed

An arraignment date has not been set yet for an accused Boone County murderer.

36-year-old Mark Achterberg is charged with first degree murder and armed criminal action for the November 8th death of Justin Stidham, who was shot to death at a home on North Kent drive. Achterberg has been captured by authorities in Creston, Iowa.

Boone County Sheriff’s Captain Brian Leer tells 939 the Eagle that Boone County deputies are waiting for Achterberg’s extradition hearing in Iowa, which has been delayed.

The suspect is jailed without bond.

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