COLUMBIA – The Boone County Sheriff’s Place of work is investigating the dying of Columbia lawyer, Steven Wyse, according to Capt. Brian Leer.
Wyse was a criminal defense legal professional and also taken care of individual harm and civil legal rights cases based on his web-site. He started the Wyse Legislation Company in 2002. The firm’s business is situated in downtown Columbia.
Capt. Leer claimed shortly before 11 a.m. Monday, an acquaintance of Wyse known as Boone County Joint Communications and asked for Wyse’s welfare be checked on since he did not clearly show up for operate.
“Columbia Police Officers responded and observed Mr. Wyse deceased in his house. The Columbia Law enforcement Division requested the Sheriff’s Place of work perform the investigation and we honored their request,” Capt. Leer claimed.
CPD claimed Wyse had pending litigation from the Metropolis of Columbia, so the department referred the case to the sheriff’s workplace to keep away from any perceptions of conflict of interest.
Capt. Leer claimed now, there is no suspicion of foul engage in in Wyse’s demise, but claimed the investigation is still energetic.
He mentioned the Boone County Healthcare Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy afterwards this 7 days.
In 2019, Wyse requested Gov. Mike Parson appoint a exclusive prosecutor to look into the romantic relationship and alliance between intercourse-trafficker Barry Manthe and the Columbia Law enforcement Section.
Wyse is also quoted in KOMU 8’s reports from 2021 as the legal professional for Jeffery McWilliams, the man who was charged in relation to the 2017 murder of Augustus Roberts. The criminal offense occurred at a dwelling Roberts was renting in the Previous Hawthorne neighborhood.
Wyse also represented Javion Lawhorn in 2021 as his exclusive public defender in the murder circumstance of Columbia School student and Fight High University graduate Nadria Wright.