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Bladen County Sheriff's Office

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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ALE, Bladen Sheriff arrest eight on drug trafficking charges

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During the past month, the Department of Public Safety's Alcohol Law Enforcement section has arrested and charged eight people with drug trafficking, larceny, forgery and other crimes following a year-long, multi-county criminal investigation. More charges are pending. Full story...
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Man killed, another in jail after neighborhood dispute

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Bladen County deputies say a shooting in an Elizabethtown neighborhood over the weekend ended with one man dead and another man behind bars. Full story...
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Man shot twice during burglary

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A Bladen County man is recovering after being shot twice as his home was robbed, investigators say. The Bladen County Sheriff's Office got a call around 9 p.m. Friday that someone had been shot at a home in the 700 block of Mitchell Ford Rd. Full story...
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