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Bladen County Sheriff's Office

NEW DETAILS: 911 call released in Bladen murder

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videoInvestigators have now released the 911 calls in the Tuesday morning murder of a 23-year-old man at his home. Full story...
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Bladen Co. deputies investigate fatal shooting

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Deputies in Bladen County are investigating a shooting that killed a man early this morning. Deputies were called to the 100 Block of Sammy Lane near Elizabethtown just before 2:30 a.m. Full story...
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Deputies: Armed robbery ends with chase and crash

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videoDeputies with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office arrested a man accused in an armed robbery and high speed chase. Full story...
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Babysitter accused of spanking child with belt, burning him with cigarette

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video A Bladenboro man is in jail charged with child abuse after babysitting a 7-year-old boy. Full story...
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Man leaving court arrested after car chase

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videoInvestigators in Bladen County say a man leaving court this morning led officers on a car chase. The Bladen County Sheriff's Office says Dwione Terrell Baxley, 31, is charged with felony fleeing to elude arrest, resisting a public officer and driving without an operator's license after a chase just after 10 a.m. Full story...
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Woman, alleged accomplice arrested for husband's 2010 murder

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videoTwo people have been charged with a four-year-old murder in Bladen County. Donyee Bowman Jessup, 29, of Fayetteville, and Garry Tyrell McCray Jr., 26, Salisbury, MD, have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Johnnie Terrel Jessup. Full story...
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UPDATE: Stolen Elizabethtown police car results in high speed chase

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videoA man is behind bars under a $158,000 secured bond after investigators say he stole a police car and led them on a chase through two counties. Full story...
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Man charged with stealing trailer of hogs

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A Bladenboro man is in jail charged with stealing a trailer full of hogs. Bladen County Sheriff's deputies arrested Alfonza Lewis, 38, around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. Full story...
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Bladen Co. man charged with shooting man in back

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video A Bladen County man is in jail charged with shooting another man in the back. The Bladen County Sheriff's Office says it happened around midnight at 229 Bladenboro Airport Rd. Full story...
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Owner of raided building denies nightclub allegations

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videoInvestigators say a building raided by five agencies this weekend is a "makeshift nightclub," but the owner says the building is just a place for friends and family to gather. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Father says autistic son taken home from school in deputy's car, possibly in handcuffs

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videoA Bladen County dad is upset after he says his autistic son was taken out of class and put into a sheriff deputy's car. Full story...
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Man shot in knee when shots fired into car after Elizabethtown party

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Deputies are investigating after they say someone shot into a car with several people inside, hitting the driver in the knee. Full story...
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Woman murdered in Elizabethtown possibly victim of domestic violence

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Police say Kelvin Donta McKeithan, 33, brought 40 year old Mary Ellen Council to the hospital. Once hospital officials retrieved her from the vehicle he drove away and did not return. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: State inspections confirm complaints about Bladen jail conditions

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videoA trip to jail is not a visit to a luxury hotel, but there is a basic expectation of safety and health conditions. For months, though, we've heard complaints about problems inside the Bladen County Jail, and they're not just from inmates. They're also coming from state regulators. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Sheriff Benston still won't talk about issues inside Bladen County Jail

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videoFor months we've tried speaking with Bladen County Sheriff Prentis Benston several times since first looking into problems at the county jail. In November, he referred us to County Attorney Leslie Johnson. So we sent Johnson a long list of questions and concerns about the jail in November, December, January and now February. Today we got some answers. Sort of. Full story...
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