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Court hearings continued for seven men charged in Crust shooting

John Lee Johnson (Courtesy Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)
John Lee Johnson (Courtesy Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)

Court hearings for seven men charged in an alleged gang-related shooting in Williamsburg have been continued to due to a conflict of interest with one of the defendant’s attorneys, according to the Williamsburg-James City County General District Court Clerk’s Office.

The seven men were scheduled to appear Thursday afternoon in the Williamsburg-James City County General District Court in connection with an Aug. 27 shooting outside the Crust restaurant on Richmond Road in Williamsburg.

All seven hearings set for Thursday were rescheduled for Jan. 12, according to online court records.

According to the Williamsburg Police Department, the Crust shooting followed an altercation between two groups inside the restaurant. As shots broke out outside the restaurant, a security guard was hit in the back and hospitalized with a non life-threatening injury.

Police believe John Lee Johnson, 22, of James City County, pulled the trigger. He is charged with three counts of use of a firearm in commission of a felony, two counts of discharging a firearm in or at a building, malicious assault causing injury to a victim and gang participation.

Six more men, five from James City County and one from Williamsburg, are also charged in connection to the shooting.

Travis David-Mark Campbell, 26, Jamel John Young Jr., 23, Dominique Lamar Wallace, 23, Kajoun Devante Johnson, 22 and Eric Ronald Anthony James, 24, are charged with gang participation and maiming by mob. All of the men are from James City County except Wallace, who is from Williamsburg.

The seven men will appear in the WJCC General District Court at 1 p.m. on Jan. 12.

Fearing can be reached at 207-975-5459.

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Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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