Police make arrest in cold case
Jul 1, 2010 8:44:00 PM - thestate.com
A 34-year-old man has been arrested in a five-year-old homicide case, the Columbia Police Department reported Thursday.
Neanza Lamar Nix was charged with murder, armed robbery and kidnapping, the police report said. The departments cold case unit made the arrest and continues looking for a second suspect.
Nix is accused of shooting 42-year-old Jimmy Bernard Robinson in the abdomen as he was sitting in his car in the driveway of a home on North Beltline Boulevard. He allegedly forced Robinsons wife out of the car and took her purse before fleeing with the second man, police said. The couple was leaving the home, which police said was hosting illegal gambling, at 2 a.m. when the shooting happened.