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Lone suspect in camp murder in custody

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Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2019 5:00 am

OIL CREEK TOWNSHIP — A Florida man is in custody after he allegedly killed a Titusville man in a camper on Howe Lane near Windfall Road Thursday evening at around 7.

According to Corry-based State Police, Bradley Matthew Seay, 20, of Lakeland, Florida, was charged with criminal homicide after the body of Earl George Scroger Jr., 29, of Titusville, was reportedly discovered in the bed of the pickup truck Seay was driving.

Police said that they were alerted to the incident when three individuals came to Titusville Police Department to report that Scroger was shot by Seay at a camp owned by Seay’s grandparents.

Seay was contacted by police, and he agreed to come to the Titusville Police Department.

On Friday, Seay was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge Rita Marwood, of Linesville, on the charge of criminal homicide, a felony 1 with a maximum sentence of life in prison and a $50,000 fine, according to the criminal complaint. It alleges that he did, “with malice, premeditation and the specific intent to kill,” shoot Scroger with a firearm.

Marwood denied bail in this case, and Seay is being held at the Crawford County prison.

Assisting at the scene of the crime were Crawford County District Attorney Francis Schultz, Crawford County Coroner Scott Schell and the Titusville Police Department.

Investigations into this incident are ongoing.

District Attorney Schultz said Friday that it is currently believed that Seay acted alone in the alleged murder. However, he also said he couldn’t comment further on the case until after the upcoming preliminary hearing, which was scheduled at 10 a.m. on March 29 before Magisterial District Judge Amy Nicols, of Titusville.

An autopsy was completed by Erie County Coroner Lyell Cook Friday afternoon. Cook said that details regarding the autopsy, such as time of death, would be released by Crawford County Coroner Scott Schell. The Herald was unsuccessful in contacting Schell.

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  • Good Citizen posted at 6:41 pm on Tue, Jun 11, 2019.

    Good Citizen Posts: 2

    Who were the 3 people that told the cops? And how did they know?

  • Good Citizen posted at 6:38 pm on Tue, Jun 11, 2019.

    Good Citizen Posts: 2

    How do you know he was the lone suspect? Maybe he is a lier and someone helped him.


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