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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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go back to school. Take a course in reading comprehension. I made no statement about the wife.

I noted if the shooting was over a woman; that was a poor use of judgement.

I noted if guilty, he should be out of public housing.

Show me where I made a false statement about her.

You might want to learn the meaning of slander.

And you might want to take your own advice and issue some apologies.

Tommy Boy

Chill Out! Hide behind your computer and talk junk player! Working on my second Degree, had NO problems understanding your slander towards Trinetta and Tyron! Leave them both alone, he is a FREE man. They will be together no matter how anybody feels!

About time!

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

there is only one way to

there is only one way to deal with a career criminal like this, EXECUTION, why should we as a society and a taxpayer be burdened with this????

Wrong Guy

It appears that a false statement was given to police & the charges are now being dropped. This guy was innocent.

Just Another Example

A "frequent flyer" of the criminal justice system and another example of why I would prefer my (tax) money be diverted to the building and staffing of more prisons instead of providing others housing, medical care, education, transportation, job training, daycare, cellphones, etc, etc.

Wilmington Observer

Well, what do you expect?

When you have a 31 year old with 3 felony convictions for drug trafficking and TWENTY-TWO misdemeanor convictions for drugs, assaults and theft running around society as a free man?

I continue to fail to understand how when a young man clearly demonstrates his criminal intent on society by accumulating a "War and Peace" volume of criminal convictions, that a judge just doesn't get it and put him away for a VERY long time. They had TWENTY-FIVE opportunities as he came before their bench. One would think they would put him away just because of seeing his ugly mug too often. Geeez...

He was married

the very next day. Now, if this was over the woman he married, that is a poor sense of judgement.

And if she and her new husband were residents of public housing, out they both should go.

What you better do is leave

What you better do is leave his wife "Trinetta" out of it! Trinetta is a smart young lady without a criminal record! You and yours will NOT bring down her GOOD name!!!!!! Trinetta is NOT on public Housing, as a matter of fact she holds a college degree!!! Enough Said!


why not read a post in its entirety before you post? Every time you post, you prove it is better to remain silent and appear foolish than to speak and remove all doubt.

It's unfortunate WWAY does not have the technology to determine a poster's reading skills before they are allowed to post.

Pray tell, are you stating that no one with a college degree has ever lived in public housing?


I don't understand your retort. Your lazy writing style is beginning to bug me. Why don't you leave that chick alone and take your own advice, Brah.

The Seabrooks

Guest 134957 Thanks!


I bug you.

Don't read my comments then.

As for yours, there was nothing of substance posted.

The Seabrooks

SurfCityTom you might want to chill out! I'm working towards earning my second degree. I can read and understand what you said and meant just fine. You didn't need to bring his wife up in any type way shape or form. Mr. Seabrooks was charged not his wife! You might just have a few in your family own public housing! Mr. Seabrooks is a FREE man and you are a HATER SURFCITYTOM!!!

Is that second degree

from middle school?

You can rant and pout until the world ends.

The fact remains I made NO negative comments about his wife. Read that twice if you do not understand.

I noted, and continue to believe if the shooting was over a woman that was a poor use of judgement by the shooter involved.

But nowhere, and in no form, did I make any comments concerning the female spouse.

Got it? I sure hope that degree work is not being funded by the state or taxpayers. At the very least, you are missing out on reading comprehension.



Trinetta's judgment

Trinetta may have a college degree, but I fear she has made a bad choice in selecting a husband--a man with a criminal record a mile long.

I think most reasonable people would agree with my opinion of Trinetta's unfortunate choice in marriage.

Mind Your Business

Trinetta is none of your concern! Trinetta has the right to love and Marry who ever she like, no matter his past! Trinetta can't judge him by his past, that's God's job. Leave Trinetta alone, her choice is none of your Business!

Another Thug

Another thug off the streets.

Rest in peace ky

Rest in peace ky


Good bit of Police work.
Quickly developed a case and made the arrest and gave the DA enough to charge him.
Nicely done Wilmington PD


The police have done a great job 25 times...

...with this idiot. It's the DA's and the judges that can't seem to get the picture and allow the worm back into society over and over again.

And, once again, this is the perfect example of just why we have gun-related violence running rampantly out of control.

It is not "gun related

It is not "gun related violence". I is THUG related violence. The gun that was used would have never fired a shot had the THUG not pulled the trigger. The gun didn't do a thing it was not forced to do by the THUG. If the victim had been stabbed or beaten to death with a log chain, would the liberal owned/operated media called it "knife related violence" or "chain related violence"? NO!!! Those are not the political catch phrases they are supposed to push for their liberal masters.