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Two arrested in connection with Boydton shooting

SoVaNow.com / March 07, 2018
Mecklenburg authorities have arrested two men in connection with the murder of a Brodnax man and the wounding of a Boydton man on Saturday night.

Bruce Alexander Wright, 53, of South Hill was charged with accessory after the fact to murder for his alleged role in the death of Lawrence Leon Thomas, 50, of Brodnax. Thomas’ lifeless body was found Saturday night by deputies with the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office. He was on the ground outside a home in the 600 block of Kinsley Talley Road in Boydton.

Wright was taken into custody on Monday, March 5 and transported to Meherrin River Regional Jail where he is being held without bond.

A second man, Jonathan Cornelius Seward, of Macon, N.C., was taken into custody on Tuesday, March 6 by deputies in Warren County, N.C. Seward faces charges in Mecklenburg County for the malicious wounding of Timothy Hunt, whose body was found next to Thomas’.

Seward was picked up at a home in the 1300 block of Churchill Road in Macon and is being held by Warren County deputies on a fugitive from justice warrant.

The incident that led to the arrest of Wright and Seward began Saturday night around 9 p.m. Deputies responding to a call of “bodies lying on the ground” found Thomas and Hunt lying outside a home on Kinsley Talley Road in the Palmer Springs area of Boydton.

According to MCSO Major Terry Edmonds, Thomas had fatal injuries and was declared dead at the scene. His body was sent to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Richmond for an autopsy. Hunt, suffering from facial injuries, was transported to the emergency room at VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital in South Hill and later transferred to MCV Hospital in Richmond. Police have not released new information about his condition.

The Sheriff’s Office immediately began an investigation of what they deemed a felony assault and homicide. Their investigation led to the subsequent arrest of Wright and Seward.

This investigation is ongoing pending the results of an autopsy of Thomas, Edmond said, adding that further charges will be forthcoming.

The Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office extended its thanks to Warren County Sheriff Williams and his deputies for their assistance in the case.




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