LEBANON, Missouri- Charges have been filed against Kevin Ryan Kayden of 930 New Buffalo Road of Lebanon in the death of Laquita Williams. The murder was alleged to have occurred on December 10th of last year on North Street.

Kayden, 25, is charged with 1st Degree Murder and Armed Criminal Action, both felonies.

A warrant was issued on January 6th.

According to online court records, Kayden pleaded guilty to a 4th degree domestic assault charge in 2017 and was fined $121.00 according to court records.

In 2011, he was sentenced to 3 years for 1st degree endangering the welfare of a child. It appears he was also charged with statutory rape involving a person under 14 years of age and 1st degree statutory sodomy. The lesser endangerment sentence may have resulted from a plea bargain.

Kayden is now being held on bond.