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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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