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Bladen County Sheriff's Office

FIRST ON 3: Woman hangs herself in Bladen Co. Jail; inmates complain of conditions

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videoThe Bladen County Sheriff says a woman is dead after she hanged herself in jail just hours after a judge denied her request for a lower bond. Linda Hester Edwards, 44, attempted suicide at the Bladen County Jail Monday. She was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center, where she died this morning. Full story...
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Man put in cell with, attacks suspect charged with trying to kill him

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video The past of two Bladen County men found them squaring off behind bars yesterday. Eric Bennett, 27, was arrested and charged with attempted murder back in February. Yesterday one of his alleged victims wound up in his jail cell. Full story...
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Broken taillight leads to drugs, counterfeit money

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A deputy noticing a broken taillight landed two men behind bars on drug charges. At least one of them may also face counterfeiting charges. Full story...
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Elizabethtown man charged with shooting brother

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videoAn Elizabethtown man is in jail charged with attempted murder after investigators say he shot his brother. Full story...
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Suspect charged in cold case rape

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videoPaul Lee Oxendine is charged with attempted first degree rape, first degree sexual offense and breaking and entering. The Sheriff's Office and SBI used DNA evidence to solve the cold case from 1996. Full story...
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$8,000 worth of marijuana seized during traffic stop

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An expired registration plate on a car helped the Bladen County Sheriff's Office make two arrests and seize a big stash of marijuana Friday night. Full story...
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Clarkton Fire Department under investigation for alleged financial issues

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State and local investigators are looking into possible wrongdoing at the Clarkton Fire Department. Full story...
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Bladen Co. deputies help arrest of Michigan fugitives

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videoThe Bladen County Sheriff's Office received a telephone call from the US Marshal’s Office that resulted in the arrest of a couple on the run from law enforcement in Michigan. Full story...
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Bladenboro couple robbed while unloading groceries

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Bladen County Sheriff's deputies are searching for two people who robbed a Bladenboro couple at gunpoint as they unloaded groceries at their home. Full story...
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Bladen County man charged with raping child

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A Bladen County man is in jail charged with raping a child. The Sheriff's Office charged John Owens Jacobs, 42, of Bladenboro, yesterday with two counts of first degree rape of a child under the age of 13 and one count of first degree sex offense of a child. Full story...
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Ceremony to remember Bladen Co. deputy, fallen NC officers

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North Carolina is paying tribute to law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty with the state's annual Peace Officers Memorial Day ceremony. Attorney General Roy Cooper will deliver opening remarks at the event being held Tuesday morning at Village Baptist Church in Fayetteville. Full story...
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Officers arrest man in connection with cocaine operation

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video Law enforcement has raided a Columbus County business and a Bladen County home they say are tied to a drug operation. Full story...
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Fisherman drowns in Bladen County

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videoA Bladenboro man is dead after falling out of his boat while fishing Saturday. The accident happened around noon Saturday on the Black River near the Pender County line. Full story...
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Police: Man arrested with deputy's stolen gun

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video A second stolen gun in a week has been taken off of Elizabethtown's streets. Police, investigating a suspicious person report Saturday, arrested Carl Reaves after they say they found a gun on him. Full story...
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Duo arrested for Bladen Co. home break-in

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video Two Bladen County men are out of jail after being arrested for allegedly robbing a home yesterday. The Sheriff's Office charged Adam Lee Sessoms, 16, and Jonathon O'Brian Owens, 20, both of Clarkton, with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and possession of stolen property. Full story...
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