FIRST ON 3: Sources say police department arrested wrong man in Hillcrest murder case
 

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- A family member tells WWAY that the suspect arrested in a Friday night murder in Wilmington could soon be released from jail if the murder charges against him are dropped.

WWAY has also learned that Wilmington Police have been working quickly since this morning to see if they had indeed arrested the wrong man, Tyron Seabrook, for the shooting death of Eugene Logan, 31, Friday night in the 1000 block of Lincoln Court in Wilmington's Hillcrest community.

During Seabrook's first court appearance this morning, Logan's sister told a judge Seabrook was not the man who killed her brother. She even sat in court with Seabrook's wife. The couple got married Saturday just hours after Logan was shot and killed.

Despite what Logan's sister said, the judge ordered Seabrook held without bond.
When reached by phone this evening, District Attorney Ben David said he could not confirm any developments since this morning's hearing. He did however say that the police did not call him to the crime scene like they have done in the past.

The Department of Corrections website shows Seabrook has a criminal history going back to at least 1999. It includes convictions for carrying a concealed weapon, larceny, drug possession, possession of stolen goods, resisting an officer and assault on a female, among other crimes. Prosecutors say he was on federal probation at the time of the murder.

The DOC website also shows the victim had a record dating back to 2002. Logan's convictions include for drug possession, assault on a female and other offenses.

Even though Seabrook may not be charged with murder, he could still face other charges.

District Attorney Ben David says the Wilmington Police Department is handling the investigation.

A WPD spokesman and spokeswoman could not immediately be reached for comment.

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Tyron you are a free man! Go on and live life as such. Your past does not define you, you are SOMEBODY!

Trinetta love that man with your all. The world can't pick a perfect man for you! Maybe the Lord put the two of you together to bring change! Behind every man their is a strong woman. "MUCH LOVE"

PUBLIC mind your own business! Make sure YOUR mate is a SAINT before you judge anyone! PUBLIC you don't have a HEAVEN or HELL to put anybody in!

No, we don't do that, BUT there is prison. We'll send him there (again) should he decide to break the law again. Tyrone's already been there once and with his criminal record, probably should still be. You see, if Tyrone doesn't decide to live an honest life from here on out, he'll either get a bigger and more serious dose of prison life, or perhaps a one-time visit to the morgue.

That's all up to him now, so don't blame the public or anyone else for his self-imposed shortcomings. Whassit gonna be Tyrone?

Drove by Hillcrest community leaving downtown today. Having this story in my mind as I drove, I took notice of the fact that nobody was outside hanging out on the sidewalk or milling around the front entrance of the store across the street. Just an observation.

But the media is not so quick and eager to mention that the charges have been DROPPED!I'm glad that an innocent man is set free. The ignorance in some of the comments below are mind blowing.... Ignorance is bliss I guess....

If true, this can only damage WPD's credibility.

At least the WPD was honest enough to admit to the situation. Sometimes factors change. Seeing Tyron's criminal past, I hope my tax dollars are not being paid to supplement a woman beating, thief, with a drug history, to live around children, in Hillcrest.

You can have all the "Prayer Marches Against Violence" you want. As long as we pay lazy, deadbeat, criminal- sponges, to live in housing communities, the worse its going to get.

Not only are they sucking our hard earned dollars out of our pockets. They are ruining the lives of innocent children, in these areas. The children in Hillcrest deserve better.

WPD falsely accuse and arrest someone? NO!!!! REALLY? Happens more than you think, and not just African Americans. Vog has comment for everything, yesterday giving pd atta boys, today recants, well Vog, have you ever been falsely accused and arrested, detained for months or years knowingly you were falsely accused by our stellar PD? Has your life been ruined because your name, face and a lie was printed in the news? You ave no idea what it does to a person, nor do you seem to really care, as long as you get your opinion published which makes you no better than the WPD or DA, perhaps one day you will be in the wrong place at the wrong time and someone will make up a lie for you to be prosecuted for something you are innocent of, then I perhaps would value your opinion.Truth is they don't care about people that "don't matter" in Wilmington, neither do you. May God bless you and your family..

Let me answer a few questons for yah here:
"Well Vog, have you ever been falsely accused and arrested, detained for months or years knowingly you were falsely accused by our stellar PD?"
No, no and No.

" Has your life been ruined because your name, face and a lie was printed in the news?"
No

"You have no idea what it does to a person, nor do you seem to really care, as long as you get your opinion published which makes you no better than the WPD or DA, perhaps one day you will be in the wrong place at the wrong time and someone will make up a lie for you to be prosecuted for something you are innocent of, then I perhaps would value your opinion."

Hey here's the crux of the problem
I DON'T put myself in situations so I tend NOT to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. You're right I don't have an idea what its like - you know why? Because I DON'T WANT TO KNOW. Thats the difference.
Vog has no crminal record already. No class II substance abuse charges, no firearms charges nothing nada, zilch, zip. Perhaps this guy should have tried THAT attitude eh? Perhaps he wouldn't have been falsely accused - which by the way requires the Police to have some sort of evidence to do this with. Perhaps old Tyrone had some enemies? Hmmm makes me wonder.

"Truth is they don't care about people that "don't matter" in Wilmington, neither do you. May God bless you and your family.."
Nope the problem is that you don't see that the majority of people don't commit crimes here. So the Police do "serve and protect" even those people they may not want to at times - which includes possible repeat offenders.

I feel bad for this guy - but he was arrested and charged for a reason - perhaps one of his "friends" tried to rat him out and set him up? Lied to the Police? Perhaps? Nice people he hangs out with eh?
I'm glad the Police came clean and let him go - that does NOT mean he doesn't matter - it means the police made a mistake-- they fessed up and let him go. Considering what this guy had done in the past, I wonder just how much worse this made his life?
Grow up - I'd rather be falsely accused then have been convicted of actual criminal activities.
But given the way I lead my life? I don't need to worry about that.
May God bless you and yours and hopefully give this guy guidance as to how to lead a good Christian life.

Vog

being falsly accused is what the WPD is known for look at all the past work hell im 5'9 i,ve been falsley accused in which i was described as a tall black male witrh dreads and ya know what im short and stocky SO to all the tax payers they putting moneyu in there wallets instead of doing there jobs!

You will never be accused of possessing an education.

You should get back on the playground with the other children.

...I should get back to supervising you on the swing.

The all knowing GUESTY. When will you stop with all the oneliners you are killing me..........Ha

I will quit if you promise to die soon.

Guesty and let me know how it feels.Take your good friend O-matic with you.Ha!!!!!!!!!!

I'll let you go first little lady. Once you kick the bucket I'll quit. Until then, try to find time to go back to school.

Guesty,guesty,guesty.How cute and again the same old jacka$$$$.

Tweety11 with the same stupid remarks. Try to get an education soon if you are going to continue to follow me around like a puppy.

like a puppy?????Really its nice to know that i have gotten under your skin once again.Education i have(college degree yes,military yes)i just find you and your comments(some of them)ridiculous.A puppy please.Will he respond again?????

You just follow around looking for some attention from me. I didn't know Cracker Jacks gave out college degrees because you obviously haven't learned basic English and sentence structure. I'll try to help you:

{capitalize} Like a puppy?????{2 spaces} Really it's{apostrophe} nice to know that I{capitalize} have gotten under your skin once again.{2 spaces} Education I{capitalize} have{1 space} (college degree yes,{1 space} military yes){1 space} I {capitalize} just find you and your comments(some of them)ridiculous.{2 spaces} A puppy please.{2 spaces} Will he respond again?????

You don't get under my skin, I enjoy pointing out how stupid you make yourself appear. Above is a simple 3rd grade English lesson that I hope you can grasp and implement in your posting. Respond with more of your education when you are ready for another lesson.

Guesty when will you learn.I am not writing
an essay,just pointing out the facts that you
don't have all the answer and you are truly
a jacka$$$.And I know I get under your skin
Just by your responses.Now we you need a
Lesson in psych 101 let me know.kisses

You first have to be significant to get under my skin. Keep trying.

...people that can't compose a simple sentence and spell simple words stop displaying their ignorance by posting comments like that on here for everyone to laugh at.

I don't blame him and encourage his fine observations! I like the one-liner humor too!

WWAY sat on my posting so I sent in another one and tadah, double post. Sorry. Got to love the edit button.

A mother lost her child... Whether he was a criminal, a lawyer or an indian chief a life was lost. Words are very hurtful and can not be taken back, please be mindful of what you say because one day you may be in this mother's shoes mourning the death of your child. My condolences to the Murray and Logan family.

I agree someone did die! My condolences to the whole family and the friends.

release him.
The police can only act upon evidence and eyewitness accounts of those at or near the scene.......
They should act as quickly to release him as they did to arrest him, if warranted.

Vog

This man was falsely accused....the whole Wilmington knows it as well as the DA....I pray that God has mercy on your soul.....by the way they got married Friday not Saturday.... another piece you got wrong.....

Truth...Amen! This man is always going to have to deal with this mess! This is a shame!

To SurfcityTom and who ever else that has Something to say about Mr. Seabrook's wife "Trinetta Seabrooks" "Pump Your Breaks" This happens to be a very smart educated young lady. Who she choose to marry is none of your concern!!!She didn't hold the gun but what she goes hold is a college degree and a very successful career! What you feel her husband did or DIDN'T do is on you, but what you WANT do is SLANDER her good name!!! Enough Said!