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By Erin Smith

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The case of a man involved in a standoff with law enforcement officials in November 2017 was continued in Bladen County Superior Court on Monday.

MacKenzie Brisson, who is represented by Attorney Butch Pope, had his case  continued until March 4, 2019.

In October, Brisson was scheduled to accept a plea agreement in Bladen County Superior Court when the Bladen County District Attorney’s Office abruptly requested that the matter be placed back on the Case Management Calendar in November 2018.

McGee told the court in October the plea agreement has not been rescinded. McGee explained the case’s extenuating factors and evidence needed further review and the best way to do that was to place the case back on the case management docket. The case has been on the calendar for case management about every other month, according to court records.

Brisson is alleged to have barricaded himself inside a home on Paul Brisson Road on November 21, 2017 and is accused of shooting at law enforcement officers. After the shooting stopped, officers sent a robot inside the home in attempt to locate Brisson. The robot was unable to locate Brisson inside of the residents. Officers eventually found Brisson inside of a pick up truck in the garage of the home. No one was injured and the standoff with law enforcement which ended peacefully after six hours.

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