Isaiah Stokes, 'Law & Order: SVU,' 'Power' Actor, Indicted for Murder

Isaiah Stokes at STARZ Madison Square Garden "Power" Season 6 Red Carpet Premiere, Concert, and Party on August 20, 2019 in New York City
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Isaiah Stokes has been indicted by a grand jury for the murder of Tyrone Jones, the Queens District Attorney's Office announced in a press release on Friday. The TV actor was arraigned Friday morning on a three-count indictment charging him with murder in the second degree and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree. ET has reached out to Stokes' rep for comment. 

Stokes is accused of unloading nearly 11 gunshots into a car in Queens, New York, on Feb. 7, hitting Jones, who died of his injuries. 

"Gun violence is all too prevalent in our neighborhoods," District Attorney Melinda Katz said in a statement. "We will not allow it to become the norm."

The actor's next court date is set for July 19. He faces up to 25 years-to-life in prison if convicted of the charges against him. 

Stokes has been a TV actor since the mid-2000s. Over the years, he's had parts on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,Boardwalk Empire, The Mysteries of Laura, and Blue Bloods. His most recent acting role was on Power in 2019. 


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