Sunday, August 26, 2018

Arraignment set for Springfield man charged with murder of Tayler Anderson of Carthage

The trial court arraignment of Lafayette Starr, 31, Springfield, who is charged with first degree murder in connection with the June 13, 2017 shooting death of Tayler Anderson, 22, Carthage, is scheduled for Monday in Jasper County Circuit Court.

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.

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