A.W. Smith Law Employee Receives Award

On May 16, 2013, A.W. Smith Law Firm Marketing Director Julie McDermott received an award from the Columbia, Missouri police department for her assistance with the investigation of a bank robbery in June 2012. A few days after the bank robbery occurred, Ms. McDermott was taking a walk and notified police when she saw a bag of clothing that matched the news description of what the robber was wearing at the time of the robbery. The evidence found in the bag led to more evidence that helped move the stalled investigation forward quickly.

When the suspect was located in St. Louis and arrested, he was in a house with a few other people, one of whom was wanted and arrested for murder.