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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