Thursday, December 13, 2012
Officer Michael J. Tufts of the New Bloomfield Police Department is in critical condition at University Hospital in Columbia after a vehicle accident in Columbia.
The vehicle Tufts was driving Thursday night was hit by a vehicle driven by a Columbia man who was arrested for involuntary manslaughter and driving while intoxicated.
One of two passengers in the vehicle Tufts was driving, Michelle E. Morrow, 24, Columbia, was killed in the accident. The other passenger, John W. Kalogeris, 21, Columbia, also was injured.
Tufts, 23, Columbia, was hired about four months ago as a reserve police officer for the New Bloomfield Police Department.
Spencer Michael Gordon, 20, Columbia, is in Boone County Jail. He is held on a cash-only bond of $200,000. On Tuesday the Boone County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office filed three felony charges against Gordon in connection with the Thursday night accident. Gordon faces a Class B felony charge of first-degree involuntary manslaughter involving a death of a person while driving a vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .18 percent or more.
Read additional details in the Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, edition of The Fulton Sun or Jefferson City News Tribune.