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Updated: Authorities Investigating Fatal Incident in Waynesboro

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06/13/2018 Update at 4:50 p.m. from the Augusta County Sheriff's Office:

Darin E. Davis, 47, was detained at the Colony House shooting that occurred early this morning. Davis was subsequently arrested and charged Voluntary Manslaughter, a class 5 felony. He is being held at MRRJ without bond.

The victim has been identified as Gary Dustin Mawyer, 34, of Stuarts Draft, VA. Investigators are trying to determine why he was on the motel property at the time of the incident. Investigators believe that Mawyer had been in the parking lot before being approached by Davis, a resident of the Colony House.

A verbal altercation escalated before a gun was discharged. Davis is alleged to have fired a single shot from a 9 mm pistol, striking Mawyer in the upper left arm. Mawyer collapsed a few feet from where he was shot, and died at the scene.

The victim was transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner in Roanoke, VA, for an autopsy. The investigation into the shooting is active and ongoing.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office at 540-245-5333 or CrimeStoppers at 800-322-2017. No further is being released at this time.


The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death in the area of a motel near Waynesboro.

Deputies responded to the 400-block of Three Notched Mountain Highway around 3:51 a.m. Wednesday, June 13. They found a man who had been shot near the Colony House Motel.

The victim died at the scene, and a person has been detained by the sheriff’s office.

Authorities say the preliminary investigation shows two men had been involved in a fight before a single shot was fired.

An employee tells NBC29 that those involved in the shooting did not work there, nor were they guests at the motel. That employee also said the shooting happened behind the building.

The investigation is ongoing, and authorities say more information will be released when it becomes available.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office at 540-245-5333 or Crime Stoppers at 800-322-2017.


06/13/2018 Release from Augusta County Sheriff's Office:

At approximately 0351 hours, a 911 call was placed for a disturbance at the Colony House Motel, located at 494 Three Notched Mountain Highway, Waynesboro.

Deputies responded to the scene and discovered that a male had been shot. The unnamed male died at the scene.

The preliminary investigation reveals that two males had been involved in an altercation before a shot was fired.

A man is currently being detained, and the investigation is ongoing.

Additional information will be released when it becomes available.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office at 540-245-5333 or Crime Stoppers at 800-322-2017.

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