Grand jury indicts two on murder charges


The Spring Term Grand Jury for the Eighth Judicial Circuit indicted two men on murder charges Monday.

According to a State Attorney’s Office press release, the jury returned a True Bill indicting Dallvion Parker, 29, on two counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder, burglary while armed and tampering with physical evidence.

On Feb. 2, 2023, Gainesville Police arrested Parker after investigating a double homicide at 229 NW 3rd Ave. The investigation determined that Parker shot and killed Brittany Avery-Hoisington and Trayvon Sheppard and attempted to kill Frank Lagrange Jr. and Charmie Owens.

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Dallvion Jarrell Parker
Courtesy of Alachua County Jail Dallvion Jarrell Parker
Roger Walker
Courtesy of Alachua County Jail Roger Walker

In a separate case, the jury returned a True Bill indicting Roger Walker, 43, for an incident on Jan. 15, 2021, when Gainesville police and paramedics responded to the residence of Deborah Walthers at 3521 SW 19th Ave. Walthers was pronounced dead due to a drug overdose of fentanyl.

A Gainesville Police Department investigation determined Walker provided the narcotics to Walthers and he was charged with unlawful 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.

Parker and Walker both received a True Bill, meaning they will now be arraigned and face a trial at a later date.

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