The crime was described in the following June 13, 2017 Jasper County Sheriff's Office news release:
Early Tuesday Morning, June 13th, at around 1:30 a.m. deputies were called to a roadside location on Gum Road, west of Country Road 30 intersection in Sarcoxie to deal with a shooting.
Upon arrival a male subject, Tayler Anderson (22 years old from Carthage) was found deceased.
A second male subject, Gage Williams (21 years old, also from Carthage), was sent to a local hospital for treatment for a gunshot wound.
Williams is listed as being in stable condition. The victims and the suspect were familiar with each other.
At approximately 6:00 PM, 06-13-17, Springfield Police Department officers arrested Lafayette Starr, 30, on warrants related to the investigation into the homicide that occurred earlier in the day.
Starr is being held on a $2 million cash-only bond.