Crawfordville man convicted on attempted second degree murder in 2015 shooting

A Crawfordville man was convicted in connection to a 2015 double-shooting, the Wakulla County Sheriff's Office said.
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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
August 23, 2019

CRAWFORDVILLE, Fla. -- A Crawfordville man was convicted in connection to a 2015 double-shooting, the Wakulla County Sheriff's Office said. After two days of trial, Chantz Carraway was found guilty of two second degree murder attempt charges.

Carraway's sentencing has been set for October 10.

For more details on this case, read WCTV's past coverage on this story below.


By: WCTV Eyewitness News
May 29, 2015

CRAWFORDVILLE, Fla. -- A 19-year-old Crawfordville man has been charged with one count of attempted murder and three counts of aggravated battery in connection with a shooting on Carraway Cutoff in Crawfordville.

Chantz Heath Carraway is being held at the Wakulla County Jail pending a first appearance.

Carraway faces charges in a shooting and stabbing incident involving Shawn “Poody” Mark Speiler, 39, of Youngstown, FL and Brittany Louvon Harris, 23, of Panacea.

Detectives from the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and State Attorney’s office conducted numerous interviews with Carraway as well as with Speiler and determined that the suspect and victims were at a home at Carraway Cutoff when the gathering escalated over an alleged theft of items.

Carraway stabbed Speiler in the neck inside the home. As the two victims attempted to leave in a vehicle Carraway fired a rifle and they were struck by shrapnel.

During the incident it was determined that the female victim was also struck by the butt of the rifle and at least one additional shot was fired in the yard as the male victim fled to seek help.

Evidence at the scene supported the male victim’s account and discredited the suspect’s story of what occurred on May 27.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) K-9 Unit and the Leon County Dive Team, FDLE Crime Scene Unit, Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) and WCSO Reserve Unit all assisted with the investigation and search for evidence.

Both Speiler and Harris remain hospitalized at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.


By: WCTV Eyewitness News
May 29, 2015

CRAWFORDVILLE, Fla. -- Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office deputies have detained a 19-year-old Crawfordville man in connection with the shooting of two victims on Carraway Cutoff in Crawfordville Wednesday.

Chantz Heath Carraway is being detained at the Wakulla County Jail pending official charges being filed.

Charges are expected to filed later today.

WCSO says the investigation is ongoing into the shooting of Brittany Louvon Harris, 23, of Panacea and Shawn Spieler, 39, of Youngstown, FL.

Deputies were called to 237 Carraway Cutoff around 2:18 p.m. Wednesday, after Spieler ran to a neighbor and told the neighbor he had been shot in the face.

Deputies discovered that Spieler had also been stabbed in the neck.

Harris was discovered by a deputy at a nearby location. She was also shot in the head and suffered a broken wrist from being struck by a blunt object.

The three subjects spent the day together and it appears the conflict was drug related, according to WCSO.

Carraway was still on scene when deputies took him into custody to question him about the shootings.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and State Attorney’s office also assisting the WCSO with the investigation.

The two victims remain at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital where they were transported for treatment of their injuries. The case investigation continues.


News Release: Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office
May 27, 2015 - 3:25 p.m.

CRAWFORDVILLE -- The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting reported at Carraway Cutoff in Crawfordville that was reported at 2:18 p.m., according to Sheriff Charlie Creel.

A male victim was shot and stabbed and a female victim was struck by a male suspect who has been detained by WCSO deputies. The two victims were treated by Wakulla Fire Rescue and have been transported to the hospital. Their condition is serious but does not appear to be life threatening.

There is no danger to the public as WCSO deputies continue their investigation. More information will be released when it becomes available.