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Tron Lemar Seaborn
Monday, April 1, 2013
A Roanoke man has been indicted on a charge of first-degree murder following a fatal shooting early last month.
Tron Lemar Seaborn, 33, was named in a direct indictment returned Monday by a grand jury. He's charged with murder in the death of McArthur David Jones, also 33 and from Roanoke.
Seaborn also was indicted in the same case on charges of using a firearm to commit murder and possession of a firearm as a felon.
Police arrested Seaborn just after midnight March 8 when they found him near the intersection of Rugby Boulevard and 11th Street Northwest, not far from where Jones was discovered shot dead on the front porch of a house. A gun was recovered in the area where Seaborn was taken into custody, police have said. They said Seaborn and Jones were acquaintances.
Jones' death marked the city's first of two reported homicides so far this year.
According to online court records, Seaborn's prior felony convictions stem from offenses in the Tidewater region: He pleaded guilty in Norfolk Circuit Court to robbery, attempted robbery, malicious wounding and use of a firearm in 1998, and in 2004 to possession of heroin with intent to distribute. A Norfolk judge found him guilty of conspiracy to distribute cocaine in 2007.
Staff researcher Belinda Harris contributed to this report.
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