Man arrested for murder at Lynchburg motel

Mugshot of Ishmael Bailey, suspect in Lynchburg murder
Mugshot of Ishmael Bailey, suspect in Lynchburg murder(Blue Ridge Regional Jail)
Published: Nov. 25, 2020 at 8:42 AM EST
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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - Police are investigating a homicide at a Lynchburg motel Tuesday evening.

Officers with the Lynchburg Police Department were called to the Super 8 Motel at 3736 Candlers Mountain Road just after 7 p.m. for a report of a shooting. Lamark Williams, 48, of Petersburg was found dead with a single gunshot wound.

Ishmael Bailey, 24, of Richmond was taken into custody at the scene. He is charged with second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Det. Dubie at 434-455-6102 or Crime Stoppers at 888-798-5900. Enter a tip online at or use the P3 app on a mobile device.

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