A Columbia activist known for recording videos of public police encounters has found himself tangling with law enforcement.
The Columbia Daily Tribune reports 24-year-old Matthew Akins was arrested Saturday by Boone County sheriff’s officers.
Authorities say Akins fired a gun into the ground after he and his girlfriend got into a custody dispute with the father of the woman’s children at the man’s home north of Columbia.
Akins was arrested on suspicion of armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon and child endangerment. Jail records showed he remained held Monday on $100,000 bond. It was not clear if he had an attorney.
Akins has said he founded Citizens for Justice after he was wrongly arrested in 2010 and charged with carrying a concealed weapon in his car.