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Another person charged in relation to shooting outside Columbia White Castle


A woman has been charged in relation to a May 17 shooting outside of a White Castle on Clark Lane in Columbia where one person was killed.

Lacresha Tucker, 49, of Columbia, was charged with four counts of illegal gun possession. She was booked into the Boone County Jail on May 18 and posted a $4,500 bond on May 20, court records show. An initial court appearance is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26.

Antione Lamont Armstrong is accused of killing Louis W. Hart.

Armstrong is charged with second-degree murder, illegal gun possession, armed criminal action and delivery of a controlled substance. In another case, he was charged with fourth-degree domestic assault. A failure-to-appear warrant was issued in that case.

Previous reporting and court documents say Armstrong was also shot in the exchange. A witness allegedly told investigators that they saw Hart shoot at Armstrong after Armstrong threw a punch, court documents say. After Armstrong went down to the ground, he allegedly then shot back at Hart a few times.

A court date for Armstrong has not been set. He is not listed on the Boone County Jail roster.

Another woman, Jayden McGerald, 20, of Columbia, was charged with tampering with evidence in a felony prosecution. McGerald is accused of trying to hide Armstrong’s gun.

She posted a $1,500 bond after she was booked into the jail on May 18. A court appearance is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26. McGerald was also shot in the leg, court documents say.

A heavily redacted probable cause statement says Tucker was called by McGerald while McGerald was attempting to give away the gun. The probable cause statement says Tucker is accused of helping McGerald hide the gun.

A search warrant was later conducted at a residence and four guns were found. Court documents say Tucker has prior felony convictions and isn’t allowed to own a gun. One of the recovered guns was reported stolen in Boone County, court documents say.

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