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Man accused in June ARC fight indicted by grand jury

Kameron Mearidy
Boone County Sheriff's Office
Kameron Mearidy


A man charged in relation to a fight at Columbia’s Activity and Recreation Center in June was indicted by a grand jury on Friday.

Kameron Mearidy, 19, was charged with first-degree assault -- knowingly causing serious physical injury. He is being held at the Boone County Jail. His bond was set at $20,000 for that charge. An arraignment was held Monday at the Boone County Courthouse, where he was set to appear by video.

Mearidy is also charged in another case with receiving stolen property and no bond was set for that charge.

Court documents say the victim had visible injuries and was bleeding from their mouth. The statement says he was missing several teeth.

Lakeisha R. Thomas, 37, was also charged for her alleged involvement in the incident with second-degree assault, third-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon and armed criminal action. Thomas was held in the jail on a $25,000 bond, which was posted July 21, according to court records.

Thomas has a hearing set for 2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30.

Thomas allegedly told police that she grabbed her gun from outside the building and went back inside the ARC where people were still fighting when she hit someone with a gun, according to a probable cause statement. The action led to a boy's teeth being knocked out, according to the statement.

Four people in total were arrested the day of the fight, according to previous reporting.

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