ONSLOW COUNTY - Charles Crampton, 21, had his first appearance in Onslow County District Court on Monday. According the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, Crampton is accused of killing his uncle in Fayetteville.
Deputies say Robert Herman Blizzard, a 40 year-old retired Fort Bragg soldier, was found dead in his Fayetteville home on Friday. Deputies were originally sent to the home to perform a welfare check and that's when the body was found.
Cumberland County investigators tell us they began looking for Blizzard's nephew, Charles Crampton, as a person of interest in the homicide. Crampton was picked up Saturday by Onlsow County deputies.
"At about 2 o'clock in the morning, the vehicle was spotted being driven by the suspect in the homicide that Fayetteville had," Onslow County Sheriff Ed Brown said. "The officer on duty at that time took the person into custody."
Crampton was driving Blizzard's car, a 1990 Black Chevrolet Corvette, and deputies say a weapon was found in his possession. The Onslow County Sheriff's Office charged Crampton with Felony Possession of Stolen Property, Financial Card Theft, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Driving with a Revoked License and Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana.
Sheriff Brown confirmed that a second man was in the victim's vehicle as well. Jabez Allen Williams, 18, was charged with Felony Possession of Stolen Property and Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana.
Both Crampton and Williams remain in Onslow County Jail. Crampton, who is charged with first-degree murder in Cumberland County, is being held on a $200,000 bond. Bond was set for Williams at $100,000.
Sheriff Brown said Crampton will soon be transferred to Cumberland County for the homicide charges.