advertisement

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.


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements