Man pleads guilty Tuesday for March 2012 shooting

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 | 2:05 p.m. CDT; updated 3:43 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, August 7, 2013

COLUMBIA — A Columbia man pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder and armed criminal action in connection with a shooting near Eighth Street and Park Avenue that occurred in March of 2012.

Durantrae Damon Logan, 21, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Boone County Circuit Court for the shooting death of Lamont Sargent, 39. Sargent was found shot inside his home at 305 N. Eighth St. on March 4, 2012, and died shortly after arriving at University Hospital. 

Logan was arrested Aug. 1, 2012, on charges of second-degree murder and armed criminal action. In pursuant with a plea agreement, Logan accepted the recommendation of a 20-year sentence for both charges Tuesday. 

Logan was originally scheduled to appear in court Aug. 19, but the case was called up for a special setting, according to Roger Johnson, an assistant prosecutor for Boone County Courthouse. 

Larrell Banks, 20, was also arrested in connection with the incident. Banks told officers that he went to Sargent's home to sell cocaine and was present when he was shot, according to court records.  

Banks was charged March 5, 2012, with second-degree murder and armed criminal action, and a hearing is scheduled for Sept. 30. Johnson said he doesn't anticipate Logan will testify at Banks' hearing. 

Supervising editor is Shaina Cavazos.

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