COLUMBIA – The Boone County Sheriff’s Business is investigating the death of Columbia legal professional, Steven Wyse, in accordance to Capt. Brian Leer.
Wyse was a legal protection attorney and also handled particular damage and civil rights conditions dependent on his internet site. He launched the Wyse Regulation Agency in 2002. The firm’s workplace is located in downtown Columbia.
Capt. Leer mentioned soon prior to 11 a.m. Monday, an acquaintance of Wyse called Boone County Joint Communications and requested Wyse’s welfare be checked on since he did not display up for perform.
“Columbia Police Officers responded and found Mr. Wyse deceased in his home. The Columbia Police Department asked for the Sheriff’s Place of work carry out the investigation and we honored their ask for,” Capt. Leer reported.
CPD claimed Wyse had pending litigation from the City of Columbia, so the division referred the case to the sheriff’s business to stay away from any perceptions of conflict of curiosity.
Capt. Leer explained presently, there is no suspicion of foul participate in in Wyse’s loss of life, but reported the investigation is even now active.
He stated the Boone County Clinical Examiner’s Place of work will accomplish an autopsy later this week.
In 2019, Wyse requested Gov. Mike Parson appoint a unique prosecutor to look into the marriage and alliance concerning intercourse-trafficker Barry Manthe and the Columbia Law enforcement Division.
Wyse is also quoted in KOMU 8’s experiences from 2021 as the attorney for Jeffery McWilliams, the male who was charged in relation to the 2017 murder of Augustus Roberts. The crime transpired at a house Roberts was leasing in the Previous Hawthorne neighborhood.
Wyse also represented Javion Lawhorn in 2021 as his specific community defender in the homicide situation of Columbia School pupil and Battle High School graduate Nadria Wright.