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Two Bladen residents to have court cases heard in January

By Erin Smith

Two Bladen County residents will be back in the courtroom in January. The next session of Bladen County Superior Court Case Management will meet on Monday, January 7th.

According to the court docket, Delane Jackson, former town manager of Bladenboro, and Jonathan Parker are scheduled to appear.

Jackson is alleged to have ties to a company that was hired to perform work for the town of Bladenboro involving the spraying of sludge on designated town-owned land.

He is charged with one felony count of obtaining property by false pretenses. Jackson is represented by Defense Attorney Butch Pope.

Parker is charged with first-degree murder for the stabbing death of 78-year-old Robert Cole at Cole’s home in Elizabethtown in October 2015.

Also scheduled to be in court on January 7th, is McKenzie Brisson. He was originally scheduled to accept a plea arrangement in October; however, Bladen County Assistant District Attorney Quentin McGee requested the matter be placed back on the Case Management calendar rather than moving forward with the plea.

McGee stated in October, “In this case there are extenuating factors.”

McGee told the court in October the plea agreement had not been rescinded but he explained the case requires further review due to the extenuating circumstances and evidence.

Brisson is alleged to have barricaded himself inside a home on Paul Brisson Road in November 2017 and is accused of shooting at law enforcement officers. Once the shooting stopped, officers sent a robot inside the home to locate Brisson but they were unable to locate him inside of the residence. Officers eventually found Brisson inside a pick up truck in the garage of the home. No one was injured during the shooting and the standoff ended peacefully.

Both cases have been on the court dockets for several months, according to the court records.

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