Man pleads not guilty to murder of security guard in York County

Coleston Ryan Lewis was arrested Nov. 30 for the Thanksgiving shooting death of a security guard. Credit: Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail.

YORK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — A man accused of shooting and killing a security guard in York County on Thanksgiving pleaded not guilty to murder Thursday.

Coleston Ryan Lewis is charged with second-degree murder, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, carrying a concealed weapon, pointing or brandishing a firearm and shooting in a public place.

Authorities say Lewis shot and killed 42-year-old Richard Irvin in the early morning hours of Thursday, Nov. 24, off of George Washington Memorial Highway (Route 17). Lieutenant Dennis Ivey, a spokesman for the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office, said Irvin was escorting Lewis from a tent event at the County Grill when the shooting happened.

Lewis has a jury trial set for Oct. 23.