US Marshals looking for West Virginia murder suspect with local ties

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WAVY) — A man wanted for a murder in West Virginia may have ties to Hampton Roads.

Gerald Rodo Spencer is wanted by the U.S. Marshals of the Southern District of West Virginia and the Charleston Police Department for an April 6 homicide in Charleston, West Virginia. 

If cuaght, Spencer, 35, would face a first-degree murder charge for the shooting death of Ronald Seawright Jr. 

Authorities believe Spencer could still be in West Virginia, but he may have left the state since. Spencer’s ties to Hampton Roads includes Newport News.

The 35-year-old also has ties to the New York boroughs of The Bronx and Brooklyn.

Spencer is described by a black male, 5-foot-11 and weighs 275 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. He also has a tattoo on his chest that reads “Ciana.”

Marshals said he may be using the alias “Gerard Strong” and “Gerard Hunter.”

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