Spring Term Grand Jury indicts two on murder charges


GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Today, the Spring Term Grand Jury for the 8th Judicial Circuit returned two multiple-count indictments based on Gainesville Police Department investigations.

Dallvion Parker was arrested on February 10, 2023, and charged with the February 2 homicides of Brittany Avery-Hoisington and Trevyon Sheppard. In the same incident, Parker also allegedly tried to kill Frank Lagrange Jr. and Charmie Owens. The Alachua County Spring Term Grand Jury returned a True Bill indicting Parker on two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted murder, burglary while armed, and tampering with physical evidence.

On January 15, 2021, Gainesville Police Department officers responded to a reported death at Pensacola Apartments, 3521 SW 19th Avenue. Detectives determined that Deborah Walthers’ death was caused by a drug overdose of fentanyl. Detectives interviewed people who were familiar with Walthers’ behavior and identified Roger Lamar Walker as the person who provided her with the narcotics that led to her death.

The Alachua County Spring Term Grand Jury returned a True Bill indicting Roger Walker for the death of Deborah Walthers caused by the distribution of fentanyl, two counts of sale of a controlled substance, possession of a place for the purpose of selling controlled substances, tampering with a witness, and the unlawful use of a two-way communication device. Walker is currently in Federal Custody.

The finding of a True Bill means that the defendants will now be arraigned and will face trial at a later date. Judge Meshon Rawls presided over the hearing, and no bond was set for the first-degree murder charges in the indictment.

  • Where do federal suspects stay until trial, the county jail or another jail?

    • I think for the same reason all prisoners do: they’re considered innocent until they’re proven guilty in court. Once they’re adjudicated guilty, then they go to prison, Federal or State.

  • Given the State Attorneys office stance on prosecution, deals will be made for minimal sentencing and these will be back on the streets soon. They gotta keep up their jobs as drug dealers and killers.

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