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Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 02/07/2013 - 4:41pm.READ MORE:
More than three weeks after a man was severely beaten inside the Bladen County Jail, the sheriff is finally speaking out. Full story...
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Mon, 02/04/2013 - 10:36pm.READ MORE:
Bladen county commissioners met for the first time Monday night since an inmate was beaten in the county jail. Commissioners said the recent case of violence would not be added to the agenda but would be discussed in a private session. Full story...
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 02/04/2013 - 3:32pm.READ MORE:
A fourth inmate has been charged with the assault of a fellow inmate last month at the Bladen County Jail. David Wilson Gilchrist, 18, of Elizabethtown, is charged with assault inflicting serious bodily injury and second degree kidnapping. Full story...
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Tue, 01/29/2013 - 9:55pm.READ MORE:
The man severely beaten in the Bladen county jail last week is back in the hospital. Joshua Ward's wife, Amanda, tells us he was showing signs of improvement, but after being released from the hospital Friday, he suffered a chronic headache. Full story...
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Mon, 01/28/2013 - 11:47pm.READ MORE:
Last week, WWAY broke the story of Joshua Ward, who was badly beaten in the Bladen county jail. Former jailer Marcus Hubbard told us that kind of violence is nothing new at the Bladen county jail. He said his complaints would often times fall on deaf ears. Full story...
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Fri, 01/25/2013 - 6:10pm.READ MORE:
Three days after 30-year-old Joshua Ward was beaten by several inmates, a former jailer says he saw similar violence first-hand. "I have seen many cases where inmates will assault another inmate," Marcus Hubbard said. Full story...
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 11:59pm.READ MORE:
Yesterday, we told you about a Bladen County man severely beaten in the county jail. Today, we spoke with Joshua Ward, 30, who is recovering from gashes to his head and three broken ribs. Full story...
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Wed, 01/23/2013 - 11:59pm.READ MORE:
A Bladen County woman says her husband is fighting for his life tonight after being beaten while in jail. And making the whole thing even more upsetting is that Joshua Ward maybe should not have even been behind bars in the first place. Full story...