Last updated: February 15. 2014 10:23AM - 11400 Views
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LUMBERTON — After an hour-long search and an afternoon of questioning, sheriff’s deputies have charged a county man in a shooting death at an N.C. 211 home Friday morning.

Jamie Bostic, 33, has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of 24-year-old Darrell Lee Thompson, and possession of a firearm by a felon, according to Robeson County Sheriff Kenneth Sealey.

Thompson was found shot to death by deputies shortly after noon Friday in the front yard of a home on N.C. 211 near Allenton Road, Sealey said. Sealey said Thompson, who lived in the Eaglewood Mobile Home Park on N.C. 41, had been shot multiple times.

Curious spectators gathered in the yard of the home as sheriff’s deputies searched the vicinity and investigated the crime scene on Friday afternoon. Many neighbors and passers-by took to Facebook to discuss what had happened.

Some posts said Thompson was shot when the on-and-off boyfriend of homeowner Lynette Cade found Thompson giving her a Valentine’s Day gift.

According to Sealey, Bostic, who had been at Cade’s house earlier, returned to the home and found Thompson there. Sealey said an argument erupted between Thompson and Bostic, who dated and lived with Cade for several years, and Thompson was shot. Sealey could not confirm that the argument was about a Valentine’s Day gift.

Bostic then left the home and an alert was sent out to area law enforcement. He later turned himself in to Lumberton police, who alerted the Sheriff’s Office.

Bostic has been placed at the Robeson County Detention Center under a $250,000 bond and will appear in court on Monday.

Sealey said Bostic previously lived at the house where the shooting took place, but that it was not his current address.

He previously spent about a year in jail after being convicted of drug crimes. The Robesonian was unable to get a photograph from the Sheriff’s Office.

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