04/22/2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 8:55 am Bladenboro Town Board to meet
  • 8:33 am The Cross marks celebration of Easter
  • 8:21 am Thoughts While Shaving
  • 8:13 am This Day in History for April 22
  • 6:43 am Bulldog Baseball Easter Tournament: Pinecrest 4, East Bladen 3
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The Elizabethtown Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a person. According to Lt. Mark McMichael, the police department wants to speak with him regarding a larceny that occurred at the Elizabethtown Walmart store on Friday. The suspect is described as a white male with red hair and what appears to be tattoos on […]

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RALEIGH – Robert J. Higdon, Jr., the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, announces that Chief United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle sentenced TYRA MAKAVA WATSON, 19, of Lumberton to 144 months’ imprisonment, followed by 5 years of supervised released, and BOBBY PRESTON MCNAIR, 26, of Lumberton to 184 months’ […]

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By Erin Smith A series of suspicious fires that ocurred in February and March remain under investigation near Dublin, according to the Bladen County Fire Marshal’s Office. “We’ve got some persons of interest,” said Bladen County Fire Marshal Kenneth Clark. “We’re still looking, watching and waiting.” The series of fires all ocurred within a mile […]

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RALEIGH – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that United States District Judge James C. Dever III, sentenced Rufus Lamar Parker, 28, of Wilmington to 78 months’ imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release. On July 9, 2018, Parker pled guilty to six counts […]

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By Erin Smith Two Bladen County men entered guilty pleas on Monday in Bladen County Superior Court Criminal Session. One pled guilty to trafficking in heroin while another pled guilty to a shooting.   Monte Williams, of Bladenboro, was sentenced to 90 to 120 months in prison after he pled guilty to one count of […]

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On Thursday, April 04 at approximately 1:00 p.m., the State Highway Patrol stopped a Nissan passenger vehicle for traveling 96 mph in a 55 mph zone on US 70 near Edwards Rd in Johnston County. During the course of the traffic stop, an altercation ensued with the driver of the Nissan, who was armed with […]

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WILMINGTON – United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced the conclusion of OCDETF Operation “Tooth Fairy”. An Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) is a joint federal, state, and local cooperative approach to combatting drug trafficking and is the nation’s primary tool for disrupting and dismantling major drug trafficking organizations, targeting national and […]

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By Erin Smith Two court cases of interest in Bladen County now have trial dates for Bladen County Superior Court. A third case has not yet received a trial date. The case of David Wayne Gore of Wilmington has been assigned a trial date of May 9, 2019. Gore, who is the owner of Gore’s Marine […]

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The Elizabethtown Police Department along with agents of the North Carolina Probation and Parole and the Bladen County Sheriff Deputies effected the arrest of Curtis Sanders Cromartie today in the area of Jasmine Lane in Bladen County. Cromartie was wanted by the Elizabethtown Police Department for the following felony charges: Assault With a Deadly Weapon […]

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The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Unit and North Carolina Probation and Parole conducted a probation search on Monday, April 1,  at the residence of Christian McCullum, located at 8336 Mercer Mill Brown Marsh Road, Clarkton.  Law enforcement officers were directed to the aforementioned residence after community complaints were received that residents of this location […]

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By Erin Smith Bladen County District Court held criminal sessions on Thursday and Friday.  Several drug-related cases were continued in both sessions. On Thursday, Trista Desselle appeared before Judge Ashley Gore and had her case continued to April 5th. She is facing charges of misdemeanor possession of marijuana up to 1/2 ounce and misdemeanor possession of marijuana […]

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By Erin Smith A Robeson County Sheriff’s Deputy who was struck by a pick up truck early Friday morning was reported to have suffered a concussion and no broken bones on Friday afternoon. An update issued by the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office indicated that Detective Matt Lassiter remains hospitalized in Florence, SC on Friday afternoon. Detective Lassiter was redirecting […]

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By Erin Smith A Robeson County Sheriff’s Deputy was struck by a vehicle and seriously injured on Highway 301 early Friday morning while directing traffic, according to the  Robeson County Sheriff’s Office. The deputy was airlifted from the scene to the hospital. Robeson County Sheriff Burnis Wilkins issued a release on his Facebook page: “On […]

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By Erin Smith The court date for the driver who is accused of damaging the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Kelly is set for May 1. Allanda Darine Parrish, 66, of Elizabethtown, appeared in Bladen County District Criminal Court on Monday. She is facing charges of driving while impaired, reckless driving to endanger, and revoked […]

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The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Unit, K-9 Unit, and North Carolina Probation and Parole conducted a probation search at the residence of Laquile Davis and Heather Hunt, located at 2794 Hwy 20, Saint Pauls, North Carolina.  Law Enforcement Officers were directed to the aforementioned residence after community complaints were received that Davis could possibly […]

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By Charlotte Smith The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office announced arrests and persons wanted by the Narcotics Unit on Wednesday morning. Individuals involved with heroin, cocaine, ecstasy and/or other controlled substances have been arrested or are wanted by the Sheriff’s office. Not only are there drug related charges in this report, but some of those wanted […]

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The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit has completed an investigation into the distribution of controlled substances in the Tar Heel area of Bladen County. During the investigation, it was determined by the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit that the below listed primary defendant was responsible for distributing controlled substances. This investigation originated from […]

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By Erin Smith Several court cases of interest in Bladen County were continued last week in Bladen County District Criminal Court in Elizabethtown. Judge Nancy Phillips presided over the proceedings which were conducted on Wednesday. Attorney Oscar Blanks made an appearance on behalf of Daniel James Storie and Daniel Paul Storie who operated Freddie’s on […]

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Lumberton, NC – Chauncy Askew was housed at Robeson County Detention Center in Lumberton for the October 2018 homicide of Trooper Kevin Conner according to the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s office gave the following report, “On March 20, 2019, Askew and another male inmate were in a common area of the Robeson County […]

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By Erin Smith No charges will be filed in a crash that killed  a pedestrian, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol. According to Trooper Freeman, Ricky Gonzalez, 18, of Asheboro, was struck while he was walking in the northbound lane of US 701. Trooper Freeman said Michael Casey Smith, 26, of Harrells, was driving […]

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Staff report A West Bladen High School student died from injuries he sustained in a wreck on Butler Mill Road occurring on Sunday, March 10 at 1:50 p.m., according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol (NCHP). Charges have been filed against the underage driver according to the NCHP report. Media reports on Monday, March 11 […]

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RALEIGH – The Department of Public Safety confirms that Correctional Officer Mary Crosby was assaulted by an offender at approximately 10:05 a.m. today at Harnett Correctional Institution. Crosby, a 17-year-veteran, suffered non-life-threatening injuries when attacked in a housing dorm by a male offender armed with a homemade weapon. According to staff who have spoken with Officer […]

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By Erin Smith Three suspicious fires remain under investigation near Dublin, according to the Bladen County Fire Marshal’s Office. “We’ve got some persons of interest,” said Bladen County Fire Marshal Kenneth Clark. The first suspicious fire occurred when an unoccupied home on NC 410 burned near West Bladen High School on Tuesday, February 5th, and […]

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By Charlotte Smith A Tar Heel man was charged this week with Indecent Liberties with a minor according to Chief Deputy Larry Guyton with the Bladen County Sheriff’s Department. The report was filed in November of 2018. The District Attorney’s office requested a medical exam (CME) of the victim be completed. The exam had no […]

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A vehicle that was parked on Gooden Street resulted in the arrest of the vehicle’s owner on drug related charges. On Monday, March 11th, 2019, the Elizabethtown Police Department with the assistance of Probation & Parole and the Bladen County Sheriff’s Department discovered 112.3 grams of Marijuana packaged for sale and over $1,000 dollars upon […]

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A parking violation led to one person being issued a citation for marijuana by the Elizabethtown Police Department. While on patrol, Patrolman Todd came into contact with a vehicle parked illegally in a handicap parking spot near Wash Tubs, according to Lt. Mark McMichael. Patrolman Todd stopped to speak with the driver, Janiya Hicks, about […]

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RALEIGH – The N.C. Judicial Branch has launched a new court date notification service allowing you to quickly and easily subscribe to up-to-the-minute criminal court date notifications and reminders via email or SMS/text messages at www.NCcourts.gov/services. Subscribers are immediately notified of court date, room or session changes, as well as upcoming court date reminders seven days and one […]

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By Erin Smith A federal grand jury for the Eastern District of North Carolina is now investigating potential election fraud that occurred in the 9th Congressional District race. A federal grand jury subpoena was issued to the NC State Board of Elections on Tuesday morning requesting all documents and records regarding the State Board of Election’s investigation […]

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  The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of 12 people Tuesday following investigations into the sale and delivery of controlled substances throughout the county. Two of those charged had bonds set at more than $1 million. Sheriff Jim McVicker said the investigations were initiated after several complaints from citizens. McVicker added that anyone […]

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An Elizabethtown man is recovering from a gunshot wound he received on Monday and another man is being held on attempted murder charges, according to the Elizabethtown Police Department. The Elizabethtown Police Department received a 911 call of a subject shot in the area of James Street near Della Street in Elizabethtown around 11 am […]

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By Erin Smith A fifth individual has been arrested following an investigation into election fraud in Bladen County.  The arrests are the result of a lengthy investigation into absentee ballot irregularities in Bladen County. Rebecca D. Thompson was arrested on Thursday evening after turning herself in at the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office. Thompson has been charged with […]

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The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team executed a search Warrant at the 701 Business Center located at 2388 James B White Highway North in Whiteville. During the search warrant, Columbus County Sheriff’s Office seized approximately $8,000.00 in cash, over 80 video gaming machines, and approximately 10 flat screen televisions. On Monday, March 4, 2019, […]

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Sheriff James A. McVicker is warning the public of several phone scams where individuals are using the Sheriff’s Office as a cover to gain personal information. “We have had several calls from the public asking if this office can provide further information on calls they have received,” said McVicker. “We are telling everyone that this […]

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By Erin Smith Four individuals have now been arrested following an investigation into election fraud in Bladen County. A fifth individual who was indicted has not yet been arrested. “The SBI is working with local law enforcement to arrest Rebecca D. Thompson in connection to this investigation,” Anjanette Grube, Public Information Officer with the North […]

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By Erin Smith Several drug-related cases were on the docket for Wednesday’s session of Bladen County Criminal District Court. During the session, several drug-related charges were dismissed and 17 cases were continued to the April session. Sharonda Stevens accepted a plea arrangement through her Attorney Goldston Womble. Stevens pled guilty to one count of possession […]

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By Erin Smith Two Bladen County men pled guilty to charges stemming from a series of break-ins that ocurred at several Bladen County hog farms in the fall of 2018. Wesley Carroll was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Croom to 77 to 105 months in prison after he pled guilty to one count of felony […]

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A Kelly man was sentenced to 13 years in prison for his role in home invasion that ocurred in Elizabethtown. Marcus Blake, 35, entered guilty pleas to robbery with a dangerous weapon, first degree burglary, and possession of firearm by felon in Bladen County Superior Court on Monday. Blake was sentenced by Judge Croom to […]

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By Erin Smith Following the raid and closing of four video gaming establishments in Bladen County last week, some of our readers have asked what it is that makes the games illegal. The answer to that is not so easy. “Video gaming and gambling in general is a grey area and everyone interprets this area […]

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By Erin Smith A second arrest has been made in the investigation into election fraud and absentee ballot irregularities in Bladen County. Caitlyn Croom is the second individual to be arrested. According to the NC State Bureau of Investigation (NC SBI), she was arrested in New Hanover County on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Croom is […]

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By Erin Smith Two court cases of interest in Bladen County were on the docket in Bladen County Superior Court on Monday, March 4, 2019. Judge Croom presided over the court proceedings on Monday. The case of Delane Jackson, a former Bladenboro Town Manager, was on the docket on Monday. Defense Attorney Butch Pope addressed […]

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By Erin Smith A Bladen County man who was involved in a six-hour standoff with law enforcement in November 2017, could be facing a trial in July. MacKenzie Brisson was in Bladen County Superior Court along with his defense attorney, Butch Pope on Monday. As Brisson’s case was called by Judge Croom Pope addressed the […]

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Contributed Friday and Saturday night, ALE special agents arrested more than 123 people for alcohol, drug, firearm, and gambling charges during a state-wide crackdown in partnership with local, state and federal agencies. Each of the eight districts targeted violence and illegal activity anywhere alcohol was sold – whether legally or illegally. “ALE’s primary mission is to […]

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By Charlotte Smith Two individuals are accused of stealing from a local farmer and other surrounding areas. One Wednesday a man was caught taking down cameras from a local farmer. The individual captured on camera, along with another passenger is accused of stealing approximately $600 worth of security cameras and solar panels according to farm […]

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Contributed The owner of a North Carolina mental health company was sentenced to prison today for the submission of false claims to Medicaid and tax evasion, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Matthew G.T. Martin for the Middle District of North Carolina. Catinia […]

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Contributed The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Unit and North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement have completed an investigation into illegal video gambling operations throughout Bladen County. During the investigation, it was determined that the below listed locations were operating as illegal gambling establishments. This investigation originated from citizen complaints which prompted Vice/Narcotics Agents to the […]

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By Erin Smith Following the indictment and arrest of McCrae Dowless for his role in an absentee ballot operation in the 2016 election and in the 2018 primary, others could be facing charges as well. According to reports, four other individuals who assisted Dowless in his campaign efforts in 2016 are also potentially facing charges. […]

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By Erin Smith An Elizabethtown woman was charged for damaging a cemetery in the Kelly community on Monday. The Garden of Memories cemetery located on NC 53 in the Kelly community suffered an estimated $3,000 in damages in the incident. Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Larry Guyton said damages occurred to five tombstones when […]

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Contributed A traffic stop by the Elizabethtown Police Department on Tuesday resulted in an arrest on an outstanding warrant. Sgt. Butler was conducting a downtown patrol after businesses were closed. when he came in to contact with a vehicle parked in the area, according to Lt. Mark McMichael with the Elizabethtown Police Department.  As the […]

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Contributed Elizabethtown police officers responded to the area of Smith Circle, Benjamin Manor apartments, on Monday night where it was reported man was shooting at a vehicle. As Sgt. Vause arrived several residents of the area were shouting “he has a gun” to Sgt. Vause and pointing at a man who was fleeing the area, […]

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By Erin Smith A former union official with the United Food and Commercial Workers Local Union 1208 entered a plea of guilty on Tuesday in the Eastern District of North Carolina federal court. Terry Slaughter, 48, who served as the secretary-treasurer, entered a guilty plea to one count of embezzlement of labor union assets. As […]

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By Erin Smith McCrae Dowless has been indicted by a grand jury in Raleigh and arrested on several charges resulting from his handling of absentee ballots in the 2016 general election and 2018 primary election.  According to the NC State Bureau of Investigation (NC SBI), Dowless was arrested without incident at his Bladenboro residence on Wednesday […]

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By Erin Smith Several drug-related cases were on the docket for Monday’s session of Bladen County Criminal District Court. During the session, several heroin charges were dismissed, one felony charge for larceny of a motor vehicle was reduced to a misdemeanor and 11 cases were continued to the next session.  Christen Diamond Russ,  23, accepted a […]

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By Erin Smith An arraignment hearing for a former Elizabethtown doctor and his girlfriend has  been moved to June. The  arraignment hearing for Dr. Jong Whan Kim and his former girlfriend Tammy Thompson was originally scheduled to take place on March 12, has been rescheduled to June 4, 2019 in New Bern. Dr. Kim and Thompson are alleged to […]

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RALEIGH – United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that in federal court, United States District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced Brian David Riggins, 26, from Tabor City, North Carolina, to 84 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release. Riggins was charged in an indictment filed in the Eastern District […]

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By Charlotte Smith Bladen County’s Opioid Task Force met this month to discuss many components in the fight against opioid and drug abuse. UNC Project ECHO, Southeastern Carolina Crossroads, strategic planning and the new Substance Abuse Initiative Liaison program were all topics metaphorically bearing fruit during the meeting. Two church members from White Lake Baptist […]

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RALEIGH – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that today in federal court, Chief United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle sentenced VICTOR DEMETRIOUS WATSON, 27, of Ash, North Carolina, to 120 months in prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release. WATSON was charged […]

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By Erin Smith Two court cases of interest in Bladen County will be on the docket in Bladen County Superior Court on Monday, March 4, 2019. The case of Delane Jackson, a former Bladenboro Town Manager, is expected to be present in Bladen County Superior Court. He is charged with one felony count of obtaining property […]

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Sheriff Jim McVicker of Bladen County announced more drug arrests made with joint agency efforts. Arrests involving cocaine, narcotics and marijuana were all part of what the Sheriff announces as the “Valentines Roundup”. On February 14, 2019, the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Bladenboro Police Department executed a search warrant at […]

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By Erin Smith A Columbus County man charged in the shooting death of NC Highway Patrol Trooper Kevin Conner was indicted by the Columbus County Grand Jury on Thursday morning on a first-degree murder charge for a murder that took place in 2016. Chauncey Askew, of Chadbourn, was indicted on a first-degree murder charge  in […]

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GREENVILLE – Justin Lee Myers was sentenced to 14 years in prison Wednesday on drug trafficking and money laundering charges, according to the office of U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina Robert J. Higdon Jr. Myers, 34, of Tabor City, was among eight people charged as part of a 22-count indictment filed […]

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RALEIGH – Gary Lynn Gatlin of Orrum was charged Tuesday for possession of a firearm by a felon after allegedly firing multiple shots toward law enforcement officers last Friday, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina Robert J. Higdon Jr. announced Wednesday in federal court. The case was brought using the Take Back […]

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By Erin Smith A Bladen County hit and run death still remains unsolved after more than ten years. Amber Paige Babson was struck by car in September 2008 as she sought help from a residence on Pleasant Grove Church Road near Bladenboro. Bladen County Chief Deputy Larry Guyton said the case is also being investigated […]

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RALEIGH — The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that today, Chief United States District Judge Terrence W Boyle sentenced Cheyne Martin Potrafka, 35, of Burgaw to 220 months’ imprisonment, followed by a lifetime of supervised release which will prohibit him from having or watching any […]

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Eight people were arrested Monday and seven others were being sought following investigations into the distribution of controlled substances throughout Bladen County, Sheriff James McVicker announced Wednesday afternoon. A Bladenboro man is in custody in another county and will be served during his next court appearance while three others had been arrested earlier during the […]

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Contributed On Monday, February 4, 2019, minutes before 3:00 pm, a Columbus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Deputy was on routine patrol in the Green Acres community of Tabor City, when he observed a vehicle parked near the wood line. The CCSO Deputy drove to the vehicle to check on the vehicle and offer his assistance. […]

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NEW BERN – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that on February 1, 2018, Samuel DeWayne Doolittle, 33, of Erie, Pennsylvania, was sentenced by United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan for interstate transportation for prostitution and use of the internet to promote an unlawful […]

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By Erin Smith An arrest has been made in a shooting of a vehicle that occurred outside of Thee Factory on Martin Luther King Street in Elizabethtown last weekend. Marcus Jermil Blake, 35, of Elizabethtown, was arrested on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, and charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, injury to […]

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By Erin Smith The jury in the Christopher Baldwin murder trial returned a verdict of guilty on all charges after deliberating for 30 minutes. Superior Court Imelda Pate sentenced Baldwin to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Baldwin was convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Darrell Council. He was also […]

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By Erin Smith Videos of two interviews conducted by investigators with Christopher Baldwin punctuated the afternoon on Thursday as testimony continued in Baldwin’s murder trial in Bladen County Superior Court. Baldwin is on trial for the shooting death of Darrell Council in November 2015. In the videos played in court, jurors heard Baldwin first tell Investigator Morgan […]

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By Erin Smith The start of day three in the murder trial for Christopher Baldwin was delayed on Wednesday morning by more than one hour and 45 minutes due to a juror who was late to court. Baldwin is on trial for the November 2015 shooting death of Darrell Council. The juror was admonished by Judge Imelda […]

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By Erin Smith A Tar Heel store was the victim of an armed robbery on Saturday night. Bladen County Chief Deputy Larry Guyton said two men entered the Dollar General in Tar Heel around 10 p.m. wearing ski masks and armed with handguns. Guyton said, “They made the manager and clerk go to the back room and made […]

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RALEIGH – United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. stated today: “I was pleased to return the United States Attorney’s Office to full operations this morning following the resolution of the lapse in appropriations by our leadership in Washington. And as we resume normal operations, I want to thank and commend the lawyers and staff […]

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By Erin Smith Jury selection continued on Tuesday morning for the fourth person accused in the shooting death of Darrell Dionte Council. Christopher Baldwin sat quietly in the courtroom observing the potential jurors as they sat in the jury box and were questioned by District Attorney Jon David. Jury selection began on Monday afternoon and has continued into Tuesday. Judge […]

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By Erin Smith A vehicle in a parking lot near a club in Elizabethtown was shot multiple times on Sunday morning, according to the Elizabethtown Police Department. The report of gunshots in the area of Thee Factory on Martin Luther King Drive was made at 2:15 a.m. Lt. D. Cheshire said, “Our officers in the […]

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The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit has completed an investigation into the mailing of controlled substances to the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center. On December 24, 2018, the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center intercepted personal mail addressed to an inmate containing suspected controlled substances and the Narcotics Unit was requested to assist. […]

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By Erin Smith After more than two years, an Elizabethtown murder case involving an illegal farm worker remains unsolved. The crime happened in June 2016 and investigators say they are still following leads related to the crime. “It remains an active case,” said Lt. D. Cheshire. “We’ve got some people we suspect, but nothing we […]

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By Erin Smith The Elizabethtown Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect involved in the breaking and entering of the Dragonfly Coffee House on West Broad Street last week. Lt. D. Cheshire has released security camera footage of the suspect in the hopes someone may recognize him. The suspect is […]

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By Erin Smith Jury selection is scheduled to begin on Monday afternoon for the fourth person charged in the shooting death of Darrell Dionte Council. Christopher Baldwin is the final defendant to face trial for the November 2015 shooting. He is facing charges of first-degree murder, two counts of felony conspiracy, discharging a weapon into an occupied […]

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Contributed Officers and Detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team (VCAT), Gang Unit, and members of the United States Marshals Service have located and arrested Zhivargo K. Jenkins (B/M, 41 years of age), who was wanted for seventeen (17) outstanding warrants for arrest and orders for arrest. Jenkins was located along the […]

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By Erin Smith Detention hearings were held for a former Elizabethtown doctor and his girlfriend this week at the federal courthouse in Wilmington. Dr. Jong Whan Kim  appeared before US Magistrate Judge Robert Jones Jr. on Thursday who allowed Dr. Kim to be released from the custody of US Marshals. Dr. Kim was ordered to […]

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By Erin Smith Five individuals wanted in the Operation Take Back Bladenboro round up remain at large. The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help in locating them. When asked about progress with arrests on Tuesday, Bladen County Chief Deputy Larry Guyton said, “The five are still at large.” If you have seen these […]

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By Erin Smith An Elizabethtown business was the victim of a breaking and entering early Tuesday morning. Lt. D. Cheshire with the Elizabethtown Police Department said the Dragonfly Coffee House located at 119 West Broad Street reported a breaking and entering on Tuesday morning. “The suspect or suspects took an undisclosed amount of money,” said Lt. Cheshire. Anyone who may […]

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By Erin Smith The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Clarkton man on charges of indecent liberties with a child. The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office arrested Andrew Lee Bass of Clarkton, on Friday and have charged him with two counts of indecent liberties with a child, two counts of statutory rape of a child […]

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Contributed Detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team (VCAT), the United States Marshal’s Service, and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety’s Probation Office are requesting the public’s assistance locating Zhivargo K. Jenkins, 41, who has 17 outstanding warrants for arrest and orders for arrest. Jenkins is currently wanted for the following: […]

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By Erin Smith A traffic stop initiated by the Elizabethtown Police Department on Friday afternoon led to the arrest of a man wanted for at least two break-ins that occurred in 2014. According to Lt. D. Cheshire, Shajuan Morgan James, 28, of Fayetteville, was stopped by Elizabethtown Police Officers on Friday. During the traffic stop, […]

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By Erin Smith A Gofundme page has been started to raise funds to assist the Raleigh Police Officer who was shot wounded on Wednesday night. The page was started by David Blackwelder who is the Wake County Chapter President of the North Carolina Sheriff Police Alliance. The group hopes to raise $50,000 to assist officer […]

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By Erin Smith A Columbus County judge is allowing the State to move forward a capital case against one of the two men accused in the shooting death of NC Highway Patrol Trooper Kevin Conner. Chauncy Askew, 18, of Chadbourn, is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting. While his attorney argued that Askew was […]

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By Erin Smith The North Carolina Attorney General’s Office is warning North Carolina residents to be alert for a new scam targeting your Social Security number. According to reports, the scammer poses as a Social Security employee and will either threaten the victim or give them misleading information in an effort to obtain their Social […]

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By Erin Smith A former Elizabethtown doctor and his former girlfriend appeared in federal court before US Magistrate Judge Robert B. Jones Jr on Monday in Wilmington. Dr. Jong Whan Kim was advised of his rights and the charges against him were read, according to court documents. He is represented by attorneys James B. Polk […]

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By Erin Smith A Raleigh police officer was shot multiple times on Wednesday night as he was investigating a report of a stolen vehicle at an apartment complex on Western Boulevard. The wounded officer is recovering following surgery. Raleigh Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown said on Twitter, “The officer who was shot in this incident is […]

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Contributed The Elizabethtown Police Department has announced several drug arrests. On January 4th, 2019 Elizabethtown Patrol Officers responded to a minor vehicle accident at 304 S. Poplar St.  While conducting the accident investigation officers smelled a strong odor of marijuana emitting from one of the vehicles involved in the accident and contacted an Elizabethtown Narcotic […]

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The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office has announced three more arrests in Operation Take Back Bladenboro. Chief Deputy Larry Guyton said five more suspects remain at large. The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s help in locating those individuals who remain at large. If you have seen these individuals or know their whereabouts, you […]

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There were 27 arrests made on Friday, January 4th and there are eight more warrants for arrests in Bladen County. Sheriff James A. McVicker and Bladenboro Police Chief William Howell announced the results of a joint investigation conducted in and around the town of Bladenboro in the last two months. Over the past several months, […]

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Two arrest were made in Bladen County for narcotic related charges. Bladen County Sheriff Jim McVicker announced on Thursday the two arrests were made after the Narcotics Unit completed an investigation into the distribution of Controlled Substances in the Elizabethtown area of Bladen County. This investigation originated from citizen complaints which prompted Narcotics Agents to the […]

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By Erin Smith One of the two suspects in the murder of NC Highway Patrol Trooper Kevin Conner is scheduled to be in court on Friday, January 11. Chauncy Askew of Chadbourn is facing charges of first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Askew could receive the death penalty if he is […]

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By Erin Smith A former Elizabethtown doctor and his assistant were indicted in federal court in December for a pill mill they were operating in Tabor City. Dr. Jong Whan Kim and Tammy Lynn Thompson are scheduled to appear on Monday, January 7, 2019, at the federal courthouse in Wilmington at 10 a.m. The couple […]

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By Erin Smith A little over one year after a shooting in Kelly, a Wilmington man is scheduled to return to Bladen County Superior Court in February 2019. David Wayne Gore, 54, who is the owner of Gore Marine in Wilmington, is charged with felony second degree murder for the shooting death of Allen Blanchard, […]

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By Erin Smith An Elizabethtown man who is facing a charge of arson is scheduled to be in court on Monday, January 7, 2019, according to court records. Brandon Malek Malone of Elizabethtown is charged with felony first-degree arson and two counts of attempted first-degree murder. The charges stem from a fire at apartment 5B […]

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