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South Boston man charged with first degree murder in Sunday shooting

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Darrin Lamont Crawley / April 01, 2020
A 30-year-old South Boston man has been charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of another South Boston man early Sunday morning in the Cluster Springs area.

Darrin Lamont Crawley is being held at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Halifax without bond on charges of first degree murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. He is charged with the slaying of Travis Leon Hughes, 32, also of South Boston.

Crawley was arrested without incident and booked at the Halifax jail on Wednesday, according to Halifax County Sheriff Fred Clark.

According to Clark, a second person also has been charged in connection to the crime. Lucy Bouldin Cook, 28 of South Boston was arrested Tuesday for felony obstruction of justice. Cook was transported to the Halifax jail and released on a $2,000 secured bond.

The shooting took place Sunday morning around 2 a.m. at a residence on Huell Matthews Highway in Cluster Springs. After being struck multiple times by gunfire, Hughes was taken by private vehicle to the emergency room at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital, where he died of his wounds a short time after arriving.

The 911 call reporting the incident came around 2 a.m. from the Sentara emergency room. Halifax County deputies and South Boston Police officers who responded to the scene at the hospital found Hughes deceased.

Announcing the arrest, Sheriff Clark also thanked the South Boston Police Department, Virginia State Police and Burlington, N.C. Police Department for their assistance in this case.

Persons with information about the homicide can call the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office at the main number, 434-476-3334.

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