Slow Paperwork Leads To Shooting Suspect's Jail Release

A Greenville shooting suspect was released from jail, just days after being indicted on attempted murder charges.

Alex Stancil was originally charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. He was one of several men arrested for a shooting on May 6th. Georgana Carney was shot in the back while inside her car at the intersection of 14th Avenue and Farmville Boulevard.

But those charges were dismissed, when the District Attorney's Office decided to indict the man on the more serious charges of attempted murder.

Stancil was indicted on four attempted murder counts, along with four counts of armed robbery last Monday, June 14th. But apparently the paperwork did not make it in time, and the man was released from jail on Friday because his original charges had been dismissed by the court.

The next day Stancil was re-arrested by sheriff deputies, and that's when a second paperwork problem listed some of those charges as murder.

Sheriff Mac Manning says the magistrate mistakenly wrote two counts of murder, two counts of attempted murder and four counts of armed robbery on paperwork sent to the jail.

Manning says when the jail processed Stancil they used that paperwork to list the charges. Those mistakes have since been corrected.

As of Monday, Stancil remained locked up under a $1 million bond.

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One of four suspects wanted for firing into a vehicle was released from jail, only to be re-arrested by sheriff's deputies a day later and now facing harsher charges.

26-year-old Alex Stancil was originally arrested on May 25th and charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

It stemmed from a shooting at the intersection of 14th Street And Farmville Blvd. on May 4th, where a woman was shot while sitting a stoplight.

On Friday, Stancil was released on dismissed charges of attempted robbery. The Pitt County Sheriff's Office re-arrested Stancil on Saturday and now he faces two counts of murder, two countsof attempted first degree murder, and attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Authorities could not clarify why the charges were upgraded, but Stancil has his first court appearance Monday morning.

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  • by Oh yea on Jun 22, 2010 at 01:00 PM
    well we know where the DWI state police are working now. They need to staple the paperwork to the forhead of each one of these so that they do not get relesed
  • by Just My Opinon on Jun 22, 2010 at 12:50 PM
    To: Leaving - Are you gone yet? You are right, we do have problems. Show me somewhere that doesn't ? It's not North Carolina with the's the United States government...AND the people that would just as soon RUN away and tuck their heads in the sand. We need some of the good ole boys back in the day in office now. Go back to an eye for an would see this ridiculous mess STOP ! Running away never solved anything.
  • by Dave on Jun 21, 2010 at 10:21 PM
    This guy is the prime example of a gangster thug.
  • by B Location: nc on Jun 21, 2010 at 08:02 PM
    Can you see what is wrong with this country? We are in trouble.
  • by Jeff on Jun 21, 2010 at 07:36 PM
    Officer 1, well said.
  • by Amber on Jun 21, 2010 at 06:42 PM
    Hi I'm Amber. I'm 10 years old.If he cut some of his hair off he would look like Obama.
  • by Jerome Hines on Jun 21, 2010 at 05:03 PM
    Load them up on a boat. Save us tax paying dollars.
  • by Mike on Jun 21, 2010 at 04:44 PM
    Agin shoddy reporting by witn. What exactly is he charged with? It is common practice to drop previous charges so they can be recharged with a more serious charge,they just normallly dont get released when it happens.
  • by Anon on Jun 21, 2010 at 04:27 PM
    A Kodak Moment.....The Face Only A Mother Could Love!
  • by Justice Location: Martin County on Jun 21, 2010 at 03:30 PM
    What a wonderful specimen....hope he enjoys the next 60 yrs behind bars,,,maybe he can get a new hairdo
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