Boone County sheriff’s deputies need your help in finding a murder suspect accused of killing a man near Columbia on Monday afternoon. Authorities have also released new license plate information on the suspect.
36-year-old Mark Alan Achterberg of Columbia is charged with first degree murder and armed criminal action, and is believed to be driving a red or maroon Ram pickup with unknown registration. Deputies say Achterberg shot and killed Justin Stidham on Monday afternoon, at Stidham’s home on North Kent Drive.
Boone County deputies say the Ram 1500’s last license plates are from Nebraska, with registration 31-926D.
ABC-17 News reports deputies interviewed a neighbor who says Achterberg threatened to shoot the 32-year-old Stidham on Sunday, for allegedly stealing his truck.
Once Achterberg is captured, a judge has ordered him to be jailed without bond. Anyone with information on the suspect’s whereabouts is urged to call Columbia Crimestoppers at (573) 875-TIPS.