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Columbia murder suspect transported to Boone County

A man accused of second-degree murder in the killing of Nadria Wright was transported and booked into the Boone County Jail on Sunday morning.

St. Louis County police took Javion Lawhorn-Wallace, 30, into custody on Thursday night in connection with the Sept. 13 killing of Wright, 18. Lawhorn-Wallace was then booked into the Boone County Jail Sunday just before noon.

Lawhorn-Wallace was charged with second-degree murder, two counts of unlawful use of a weapon and two counts of armed criminal action in connection with Wright’s death near Forest and Grand avenues.

Lawhorn-Wallace was allegedly driving a white Mercedes SUV the night of Sept. 13 and was seen on surveillance footage driving around in parking lots near the murder scene.

Wright and Sam Baldwin IV, 28, were also driving in the area and were in the McDonalds drive through near Forest and Grand avenues. When the vehicle Wright and Baldwin were in turned on Grand Avenue, Lawhorn-Wallace accelerated his vehicle and pulled next to theirs, court documents said. He then allegedly fired gunshots into Wright and Baldwin’s vehicle.

The gunshots killed Wright and hurt Baldwin.

Police said Lawhorn-Wallace and Baldwin were on opposing sides of a feud, according to court documents.

Lawhorn-Wallace is being held in the Boone County Jail on no bond. He’s expected to be in court on Monday at 1:30 p.m., according to the Boone County inmate roster.

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