NC shooting suspect released due to clerical error; 74-year-old woman fears for her life

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Jasper Floyd IV

COLUMBUS COUNTY, N.C. — A 74-year-old woman is fearing for her life after a suspect who allegedly broke into her home and shot her was released Monday due to a clerical error.

According to WECT, Jasper Floyd IV, 20, and Jamel Antwan Thompson, 23, were arrested in August 2014 and charged with first-degree burglary, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and arson.

Authorities said the two men broke into 74-year-old Jean Blackmon’s home and shot her in the leg during the home invasion.

On Monday, three unrelated district court cases against Floyd were dismissed. The Columbus County Clerk’s Office mistakenly dismissed both the district and superior court cases against Floyd and he was released.

Blackmon says she is fearful for her life and sleeps with all her lights on.

New warrants for Floyd’s arrest have been issued.

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