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

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Submitted: Wed, 06/05/2013 - 3:59am
Updated: Wed, 06/05/2013 - 6:22pm

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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53 Comments on "FIRST ON 3: Sources say police department arrested wrong man in Hillcrest murder case"

2015 years 8 months ago

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.

2015 years 8 months ago

They werwe’re boys! So quick to arrest but got the wrong person. That’s Wilmington police though. Smh

Kimberly Radford Mcneil
2015 years 8 months ago

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!

2015 years 8 months ago

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.


Lwanda Green
2015 years 8 months ago

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