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Bladen County Commissioner to appear in Brunswick County Court, other cases continued

By Erin Smith

Several cases of interest in Bladen County have been or will be heard in court this week. Bladen County Commissioner Ashley S. Trivette is scheduled to be in court in Brunswick County on Friday.

Trivette, who is facing charges of DWI and misdemeanor child abuse in Brunswick County Superior Court, is scheduled to appear in court and enter a plea on Friday, August 10, according to court records.

A case pending in Robeson County, is that of a former Bladen County Magistrate who was arrested by the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office, is due in court on September 10.

Priscella Dean Dunham, 54, of White Oak, was arrested in July and charged with one county of felony larceny by employee. According to reports, Dunham was an employee of the JC Penny Store in Lumberton.


Also in court this week, MacKenzie Brisson, who was involved in a standoff with law enforcement in December, had his case continued in Bladen County Superior Court this week. The new court date was not immediately available.

In November 2017, Brisson barricaded himself in a home on Paul Brisson Road and began firing rounds of ammunition inside and around the home. Law enforcement officers did not return fire, and no one was injured in the incident. Once Brisson ceased shooting, officers sent a robot inside the home in an attempt to check on Brisson. He was located in a truck parked inside the garage of the home, unharmed. The standoff lasted 6 for hours.

Brisson is charged with three felony counts of assault on Bladen County law enforcement officers.


Former Bladenboro Town Manager, Delane Jackson, has a case pending in Bladen County Superior Court. He is charged with one felony count of obtaining property by false pretenses. No new court date was available for Jackson as of publication. His last court appearance was April 20, 2018, according to court documents.

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