St. Louis County Police* arrested Javion Martae Lawhorn-Wallace, 30, of Columbia, on Thursday, Sept. 26, for an arrest warrant in connection to the homicide of Nadria Wright, 18, of Columbia, and the assault on Sam Baldwin, 28, of Columbia, on Sept. 13.
"We are thankful for the assistance from all law enforcement agencies that assisted us with the capture of Lawhorn-Wallace," Columbia Police Chief Geoff Jones said. "We will continue to gather evidence and pursue leads in this case."
Lawhorn-Wallace was arrested on one count of second-degree murder, two counts of unlawful use of a weapon and two counts of armed criminal action.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or Crimestoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.
*Correction: St. Louis County Police arrested Lawhorn-Wallace. Previous communications incorrectly indicated Federal law enforcement officials, who were also searching for the suspect, had made the arrest.
Case number: 2019-009638
Original Press Release(s):
Columbia Police investigate two homicides