Hearings for men accused in Crust shooting continued

Six men charged in an August shooting at The Crust Cafe were due in Williamsburg-James City County General District Court Nov. 10, but those hearings have been continued to January, according to court records.

John Lee Johnson, a 22-year-old from Newport News, turned himself in a few weeks after the Aug. 27 shooting that left one man wounded with injuries not considered a threat to his life. The Crust Cafe is across Richmond Road from the College of William and Mary.

He is charged with shooting with intent to maim or kill, aggravated malicious wounding, three counts use of a firearm in commission of a felony and two counts of shooting into an occupied dwelling, according to court documents. He is also charged with gang participation in a crime in a school zone.

Court documents state the incident stemmed from a confrontation between feuding gangs just prior to the shooting, and the man who fired the handgun was aiming in the direction of rival gang members.

Six additional men were identified in the course of the investigation, according to Williamsburg Police Department Spokesman Maj. Greg Riley.

James City County residents Jamel John Young Jr., 23, Kajoun Devante Johnson, 22, Travis David-Mark Campbell, 26, and Eric Ronald Anthony James, 24, were arrested in September along with along with Dominique Lamar Wallace, 23, from Williamsburg. All five are charged with two felonies — participating in a crime with a juvenile in a school zone and malicious wounding by a mob, according to court records.

The hearings for John Johnson, Young, Kajoun Johnson, Campbell, James and Wallace are scheduled for Jan. 12 next year at 1 p.m. Those six are still in custody at Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail.

James City County man Malik Cory Brown, 28, was one of those identified by police as connected with the shooting. He was also later arrested, Riley told the Gazette in September. 

Brown is now charged with participation in a crime with a juvenile in a school zone, according to court records.

Williams can be reached by phone at 757-345-2341.

Note: A previous version of the story incorrectly spelled Malik Cory Brown’s name due to incorrect information from the Williamsburg Police Department. The story has been updated to reflect that change. It also has been updated to include Brown's current charge.

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