Antwan Jackson

Antwan Jackson

A Richmond man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a man in Charles City County, the locality’s first homicide in more than a decade.

Antwan Jackson, 37, who lives on Keswick Avenue in Richmond, was arrested about 5:30 p.m. Saturday by Richmond police in the front yard of a home in the 1000 block of Bainbridge Street, said Kevin Connolly, a supervisor for the U.S. Marshals Service Regional Fugitive Task Force, which provided information to Richmond police on Jackson’s whereabouts.

Jackson, a felon, was charged with second-degree murder and felony use of a firearm in the slaying of James Seldon, 38, whose address was not immediately known. Jackson also was charged with possession of a firearm after having been convicted of a felony, said Charles City sheriff’s Capt. Leslie Comer.

Comer said the victim knew Jackson, and the Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the circumstances of the shooting.

Sheriff’s deputies received a call at 2:35 a.m. Saturday about an incident involving multiple gunshots in the 8400 block of Little Elam Road in Charles City, Comer said. Officers responded within five minutes and located a man with multiple gunshot wounds, Comer added.

Paramedics arrived at 2:42 a.m. and declared the man dead.

The shooting and Jackson’s arrest were jointly investigated by the Charles City Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police, Richmond police and the U.S. Marshals Service, Comer said.

Jackson is being held in the Richmond City Jail.

Seldon’s death is Charles City’s first homicide in 11 years.

Maxine Thomas, 60, was fatally shot on Oct. 19, 2008, in a murder-suicide in the 9200 block of Holly Tree Lane. Police said Vernon Miles, 74, killed Thomas before killing himself. Thomas and Miles occasionally shared a home near Adkins Road, and the shootings occurred there. Their bodies were discovered the following day, on Oct. 20, 2008.

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