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BOLIVIA, NC (WWAY) — A Brunswick County detention officer found himself on the wrong side of the jailhouse bars today.

The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Vice/Narcotics Unit charged Bryan Patrick Marshburn with felony possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Sheriff John Ingram immediately fired Marshburn from his job at the jail.

Ingram’s letter to Marshburn read: “Effectively (sic) immediately your service with Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is no longer needed. Turn in all departmental identification and equipment immediately.”

Marshburn, 55, of Southport, was a part-time detention officer. He’d worked for the sheriff’s office since June 20, 2011.

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2015 years 10 months ago

I have known this man for many years. I am totally surprised that he would do something like this. Very sad thing.

2015 years 10 months ago


2015 years 10 months ago

Okay BCSD you have fired two officers in two days. My question is why put Marshburn on blast, but no explanation on Tully. We as citizens of BC need to know that as well. Or is it that Tully was a drug officer and his wrongdoings, whatever that may be, could set some innocent people free?

Citizen of the Republic
2015 years 10 months ago

Was he arrested in the jail?
Or at home?

Was he selling to inmates or others?

It sounds like people are loosing their minds everywhere you go.

Pilots, Democratic speaker wearing a hoodie and sunglasses in the House of representatives.

it’s getting close to December 21, Mayan prophecy.

Kids robbing Walgreen’s to show solidarity with Trayvon Martin.

Wake up America, MRE ready to eat, ammo and firearm.


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