7 charged, one dead, after attempted armed robbery in Giles County

Incident started as an attempted armed robbery

GILES COUNTY, Va. – The Giles County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal overnight shooting.

Dakota Rayan Bailey, 20, was killed in the Narrows area and 47-year-old David Joseph Cecil had to be flown to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital after being shot, according to the Sheriff's Office. 

Authorities say the incident started as an attempted armed robbery at a house in the 300 block of Stockpen Mountain Road.

Warrants have been taken out on the following people. Each is charged with breaking and entering and attempted armed robbery:

  • David Joseph Cecil, 47, of Narrows
  • Tyler Lee Foster, 18, of Narrows
  • Darren Justin Cecil, 18, of Narrows (Shown in top-middle mugshot)
  • Blade Donovan Powers, 19, of Wytheville (Shown in bottom-left mugshot)
  • Warrants were obtained on these two for conspiracy to commit breaking and entering and conspiracy to commit armed robbery:

  • Megan Kaylee Shaver, 18, of Lynchburg (Shown in top-right mugshot)
  • Lindsey Paige Robertson, 20, of Pearisburg (Shown in top-left mugshot)
  • Anthony Dewaye Gautier, 31, of Narrows, has been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. (Shown in bottom-middle mugshot)

    Authorities say Gautier lived at the home on Stockpen Mountain Road.

    All those wanted have been taken into custody, with the exception of David Cecil, who remains hospitalized for serious injuries. Tyler Foster was also determined to have suffered minor injuries, stemming from the incident, upon his arrest.

    There does not appear to be a threat to public safety at this time, according to the sheriff's office. 

    The incident started on Stockpen Mountain and ended in front of the First National Bank of Peterstown (FNBP) in Narrows. 


    The Giles County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating an overnight shooting in the Narrows area involving two...

    Posted by Giles County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, January 3, 2018