Frank Lewis

Frank Lewis was a man who was shot to death by Constable C. B. Runyon near Lewis' home in Baileys Crossroads on September 14, 1932.[1]

Upon hearing that Lewis had been in a fight earlier that evening, Runyon and Deputy Sheriff John B. Dowden went to Lewis' home to investigate. Runyon and Dowden separated, and Runyon confronted Lewis, who had hidden in some bushes near a shed behind his house.[1][2] Upon seeing that Lewis had a pistol, Runyon shot him once in the stomach.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Fairfax Constable is Held in Slaying." The Washington Post (1923-1954): 1. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Washington Post (1877-1995). Sep 17 1932. Web. 13 Feb. 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Constable Is Held for Jury in Killing." The Washington Post (1923-1954): 1. Sep 18 1932. ProQuest. Web. 27 Apr. 2014.