Nephew to be charged in murder

Charles Christopher Crampton (Image courtesy Cumberland County Sheriff's Office)

April 28, 2012 12:56:09 PM PDT
Sheriff's deputies will be charge the nephew of a retired Fort Bragg soldier with first degree murder of his uncle.

Officials said 40-year-old Herman Blizzard was found dead at his Fayetteville home Friday. The discovery was made after deputies were called to the man's home on Wolfe Lee Drive for a well being check.

Saturday morning police apprehended 21-year-old Charles Crampton in Onslow County. Crampton is Blizzard's nephew. Crampton was driving his uncle's car, and also had a weapon in his possession.

Crampton was charged for theft of a motor vehicle in Onslow County. He will be extradited  to Cumberland County next week. He is being held without bond.

An autopsy is being performed to determine the cause of Blizzard's death.

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