Second man arrested in deadly Amelia field party shooting

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UPDATE: According to The Amelia County Sheriff's Office, Brandon Noel Logan, of Charles City, Va turned himself into The Charles City County Sheriff Office Friday night. Logan was wanted in connection to the shooting death of De'aris Lewis, and deputies believed Logan to be considered armed and dangerous. The investigation is on-going, and officials are working to determine if others were involved.

Brandon N. Logan

Brandon N. Logan

AMELIA COUNTY, Va. -- Officials have made an arrest in a shooting that left a man dead last Sunday morning in Amelia County.

The Amelia County Sheriff's Office said 35-year-old Anthony Lamont Crawley, of Henrico County, was arrested Friday by Virginia State Police on warrants related to the shooting death of De’aris Lewis.

Anthony Lamont Crawley (SOURCE: Amelia County Sheriff's Office)

Anthony Lamont Crawley (SOURCE: Amelia County Sheriff's Office)

Crawley was charged with first-degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, five counts of conspiracy to commit murder and four counts of attempting to commit murder.

Crawley, who is being held at the Piedmont Regional Jail, is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.

Deputies are also searching for 31-year-old Brandon Noel Logan, of Charles City, Va.

Logan is wanted for Murder, four counts of Attempted Murder, five counts of Conspiracy to Commit Murder, five counts of Use of a Firearm in the commission of a Felony, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

Deputies believe Logan to be considered armed and dangerous.

Brandon Noel Logan

Brandon Noel Logan

Deputies received a call for a report of a shooting in the 7000 block of Cheathams Road just before 12:30 a.m. on July 6.

When units arrived they found the victim, 21-year-old De’aris Lewis, 21 of Prince Edward County, shot. Lewis was transported to St. Francis Hospital, where he later died.

The shots were fired at a Fourth of July field party attended by about 300 people, party-goers said.

Tyler Manuel, who’s cousin owns the property where the shooting occurred, said he ran into the house after he heard the “gun fight” break out.

“[Shots] were coming from everywhere. When people were pulling [out of the driveway], there were shooting,” said Manuel.

Deputies said the investigation into Lewis' death is ongoing and that law enforcement believe others were involved. If you have information that could help investigators, call the Amelia Sheriff’s office at 804-561-2118 or Crimesolvers at 804-561-5200.


  • Tammy

    You all are some ignorant white punks. Were you shocked about the white boy looking up the woman skirt with his phone at the west end Wawa???? I wasn’t shocked at all!!!

  • Yolanda

    Tammy, A person was MURDERED ! Have you lost all sense of comprehension?? Why was a hoodlum from Henrico at an Amelia party in the first place? I bet the trouble makers weren’t even invited.

    • Tammy

      Yolanda, I know someone was murdered!!!! His a$$ need to the put under the jail. My point is whenever it’s a black person in trouble her come all the ignorant white people. And yes wench I can comprehend……. very well!!!

      • Robbie

        Did you say ignorant white people Tammy? That’s shockingly racist and hurtful of you. And then turn around and fuss at sister Yolanda. That’s the most shocking thing of all. Yolanda, I know Yolanda is shocked.

  • Lewis

    Tammy what do you mean why was a thug from henrico was at an Amelia party!!!! Duh dumb a**, that’s what vehicles are for. You act like Amelia is in another state. The question is….. can you comprehend?

  • Belsma

    Let the race war continue on CBS6! Good grief. There are crazy peeps of all colors, religions, sizes, republican, democrat and what have you. Many crazies are on this comment section. Get over yourselves. Bashing people will not solve anything. Get out there and make a difference instead of complaining!

  • Tyrone Bigum

    Tammy I am shocked how racist you are. Why can’t some brothers get together without busting caps in each other. Can’t we all just get along.

  • Johnnie G

    The usual. People that drank too much, drugged too much, have limited social competence and access to guns.
    Nice party… I guess the host will double check his guest list next time.

  • JMP

    For all of you that are making these comments, will you say this in person? I’m surprised at how uninformed some people can be. Two ignorant people killed someone at a nice family gathering that has occurred for a number of years without incident. And to some ignorant folks, it is a whole group of people that are the issue. We need to start taking responsibility for our own actions and not find something or someone else to blame. Manalishi, you are a punk. I bet you wouldn’t say those things in person. Yolanda, people have the right to go anywhere. I’m sure you didn’t consider your stmt when you made it, but I’m sure you’ve been on a bus trip or went somewhere outside of your county/city. When you went, getting shot was not one of your concerns. Clayton, you make a good point. I grew up in Jackson Ward and I still go to church there. Not everyone is a thug, perv, or hoodlum. Stop judging people!!!!

    • manalishi

      Thanks, JMP for the compliment. I will gladly say as i wish in person as i have no fear of any “chump” or reprisal. I know if i get called by any baiter, that must be on the right track. It’s a small matter to me, If it’s an issue to you then you just have smaller issues. Bon apetit!

  • yolanda

    JMP, I bet the trouble makers weren’t even invited?? Why can’t people have a good time without a few rotten apples messing things up?? Yes Tammy, Amelia is it’s own county! Looks like Henrico and Charles City have major issues!

  • isee

    “Ignorant” is the new “click word”/”furnished talking point” being used nationwide anytime any fact
    can be seen as repetitious leading to a recognized probability. When was it recorded that people started accepting personal responsibility for their own deliberate actions, decisions, and life style choices without pointing the finger of Blame?
    Seems someone is Blaming the “Ignorant” because they can see, with transparency, the continuity.

    • manalishi

      Provocative. “ignorant” seems to be a “dog whistle word” used by people who can hear “dog whistles”.

  • angel2

    I’m SO glad they caught the perpetrators…now Mr. Lewis’ family has a chance for closure.
    Now…(forgive me for getting off-subject)…I truly wish some commentors knew the difference between ignorant and stupid. I also wish some commentors would stop with the constant racial remarks, and stick to the subject at hand.

  • Latoya Johnson

    A white woman, about 50 years old, was seated next to a black
    man. Obviously disturbed by this, she called the air Hostess. Madam,
    what is the matter, the hostess asked you obviously do not see it then?
    She responded. You placed me next to a black man. I do not agree to sit next to someone from such
    a repugnant group. Give me an alternative seat. Be calm please, the hostess replied.
    Almost all the places on this flight are taken. I will go to see if another place is available. The
    Hostess went away and then came back a few minutes later. Madam, just as I thought, there are no
    other available seats in the economy class. I spoke to the captain and he informed me that there is
    also no seat in the business class. All the same, we still have one place in the first class.
    Before the woman could say anything, the hostess continued. It is not usual for our company to
    permit someone from the economy class to sit in the first class However, given the circumstances;
    the captain feels that it would be scandalous to make someone sit next to someone so disgusting.
    She turned to the black guy, and said. Therefore, Sir, if you would like to, please take your hand
    luggage because a seat awaits you in the first class. At the moment, the other passengers who were
    shocked by what they had just witnessed stood up and applauded.
    This is a true story against racism, which is not usually told. Racism is ugly no matter what side it comes from!
    We’re all one Race…the Human Race. Have a blessed night.

    • Robbie

      A white man driving down a street in Detroit hits a young black child who was playing chicken with on coming traffic. He stops to help the child and is attacked, beaten and stomped by a mob of blacks almost to death. Your incident probably happened 40 years ago. Mine occurred a month ago.

  • big baby

    lets talk about the white boy in texas who just went white boy and killed six family members four of them children. just another day in the life of a white boy who couldn’t have his way

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