Columbia police have arrested and charged Vander Daon Meetze, 20, with murder in the beating death of Glenn Ford.
Police found Ford unconscious and lying in the 200 block of Hanover Avenue at 1 p.m. on Oct. 4. Witnesses who identified Meetze said he drove up to Ford as he was standing on a street corner. They said as Meetze exited his vehicle, Ford began to run but was tripped up and Meetze began to kick the victim while Ford was on the ground.
Ford died Oct. 7 while hospitalized for his injuries.
Police arrested Meetze Oct. 8 and notified the media Friday. Meetze is being held without bail at the Richland County detention center.