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Man fights extradition in Detroit homicides

May. 14, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- A Detroit man continued fighting extradition Monday in connection with a double homicide in his home state.

Ronald Kareem Seabrooks, 23, was arrested April 7 in Huntington. He faces 14 criminal charges in connection with the Detroit homicides, along with three counts of felony drug possession with intent to deliver in Huntington.

Cabell Circuit Judge Alfred Ferguson indicated Seabrooks could be granted bond locally so as to expedite his prosecution in Detroit. That will occur once a governor's warrant is received from Michigan and proper extradition hearings are held in Huntington.

The local charges stem from authorities having confiscated drugs and $7,380 cash from an apartment in the 600 block of 22nd Street. They seized 23.6 grams of heroin, 4.8 grams of cocaine and 2.1 grams of marijuana, according to criminal complaints filed locally.

The arrest followed a patrol officer noticing a man and his small child in a parked vehicle. The officer approached upon becoming suspicious as it remained parked for at least 20 minutes, according to the initial police report. City police found the mother and an odor of marijuana at the apartment, which was located nearby.

Seabrooks will face various charges in Michigan if the state's extradition effort succeeds. Those charges, filed in early February, include two counts first-degree murder and disinterment/mutilation of dead bodies, along with three counts of unlawful imprisonment and torture.

Seabrooks is detained at the Western Regional Jail.

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