A Springfield man is in the Jasper County Jail on $2 million cash bond after he was arrested for killing one Carthage man and injuring another in a shooting Tuesday morning on a rural eastern Jasper County Road.

A Springfield man is in the Jasper County Jail on $2 million cash bond after he was arrested for killing one Carthage man and injuring another in a shooting Tuesday morning on a rural eastern Jasper County Road.

Jasper County Sheriff Randee Kaiser said Lafayette Starr, 30, Springfield, was arrested in Springfield by Springfield police about 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Starr was returned to Jasper County Wednesday morning and faces charges of first degree murder, first degree assault and armed criminal action in the shootings that killed Tayler Anderson, 22, and wounded Gage Williams, 21, both of Carthage.

In a news conference on Wednesday, Kaiser said the call came in at 1:35 a.m. Tuesday from a nearby residence about a shooting on Gum Road near County Road 30 east of Highway 37 and west of LaRussell.

Kaiser would not talk about motive, how many shots were fired or how the victims and suspect knew each other, other than to say they were acquaintances.

He also declined to talk about the car the suspect and victims were riding in before the shooting.

Kaiser said Starr was the only suspect at this time and he shed a little more light on what happened at the scene between the shooting and the time deputies arrived.

Kaiser said the wounded victim managed to make his way about half a mile from the scene of the shooting to the home where the 911 call came from to seek help after he was shot.

Deputies arrived and found Williams at the home and Anderson dead near the road.

“Officers secured the scene and began the investigation,” Kaiser said. “We developed information about a suspect, we located the suspect in Springfield last night and with the assistance of the Springfield Police Department, he was apprehended at about 6 p.m.”

Kaiser said Williams is helping officers with the investigation and he was able to identify Starr as the suspect.

He said Jasper County deputies provided Springfield police with the identity of the suspect early Tuesday and Springfield officers did the legwork to find him.

“The Springfield Police Department has my deepest, sincere, thanks and gratitude,” Kaiser said. “We incorporated the help of several of their officers yesterday, and I'll be honest with you, they did some good old fashioned police work in helping to locate the suspect and to assist us with this. We made contact with them very early yesterday morning, and giving them what limited information we had at the time and they were able to help develop more leads, ultimately were able to help determine the location of the suspect and obviously they assisted with the apprehension of the suspect.”

Kaiser said the Missouri State Highway Patrol also assisted with securing the scene of the shooting on Gum Road. They also provided a helicopter immediately after the investigation began to search the area around the crime scene for evidence and possible suspects.

Kaiser said the suspect, Starr, was not known to local law enforcement, but he had been charged with crimes in the past in his previous home in the Wichita, Kansas, area.