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Bladen County Sheriff's Office

Bladen detectives look for owner of pot plants found in field

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An anonymous tip led detectives from the Bladen County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit to nearly 200 marijuana plants growing in a field. Full story...
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Bladen deputies search for suspects in car break-ins

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Bladen County Sheriff's deputies are looking for help solving a rash of vehicle break-ins. They happened between midnight and 6 a.m. Tuesday in Clarkton. Full story...
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Bladen County man charged with cutting neighbor with machete

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A Bladen County man is in jail charged with cutting his neighbor with a machete. Full story...
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Highway Patrol completes investigation of crash that killed Bladen deputy

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Highway Patrol says Dep. Dewayne Hester was driving approximately 90 mph June 8 when he ran off the road and overcorrected to the left. He hit a tree and died. Full story...
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Woman charged with smuggling drugs into jail

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Investigators say a Bladen County woman tried to smuggle drugs in the county jail, but landed herself behind bars instead. Deputies arrested Anicet Delgado Ibarra, 20, of Elizabethtown yesterday and charged her with possession of a controlled substance in jail. Full story...
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Huge crowd turns out to mourn fallen deputy

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video At least 1,000 people turned out in Bladenboro this afternoon to honor a Bladen County Sheriff's deputy who died in the line of duty. Dep. Dewayne Hester died when he lost control of his car and hit a tree on the way to a call late Friday night. Full story...
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Sheriff's offices offer help as Bladen Co. mourns fallen deputy

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As sheriff's deputies in Bladen County go to a colleague's funeral tomorrow, sheriff's offices from surrounding counties will lend a helping hand. Full story...
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Neighbors say curve where deputy died a problem before

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video A Bladen County family and the Sheriff's Office is in mourning after the death of a deputy over the weekend. Dep. Dewayne Hester died Friday night while responding to a call near Elizabethtown. Full story...
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Funeral set for Bladen Co. deputy killed in crash

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A Bladen County Sheriff's deputy is dead after a car crash while responding to a call. The Sheriff's Office says just before 11 p.m. Friday, Dep. Dewayne Charles Hester, 39, died while responding to an in-progress assault with a deadly weapon incident in his marked patrol car. Full story...
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FUGITIVE FILES: Duo wanted for armed robbery of convenience store

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Bladen County Sheriff's deputies are looking for help finding two men who robbed a convenience store in East Arcadia overnight. Deputies say it happened at the East Arcadia Party Lite at 24885 NC 87 E. just after midnight. Full story...
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Bladen County woman charged with shooting boyfriend

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A Bladen County woman is in jail charged with shooting her boyfriend with a shotgun. Full story...
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Man arrested after allegedly beating up landlord

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Bladen County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a man for allegedly beating up his landlord. Shawn Nathan Faulk Jr., 23, is accused of beating Robert Allen Gooden, 71, Saturday morning. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Assault leaves Bladen County landlord in critical condition; suspect wanted

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An argument between a landlord and tenant ended with one person in the hospital and another on the run. Full story...
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17-year-old charged with raping 12-year-old

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A 17-year-old Bladen County boy is in jail charged with raping a 12-year-old girl. Deputies arrested Dennis Michael King Jr. of Clarkton yesterday and charged him with first-degree rape. Full story...
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Silver Alert issued for Bladen County man

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A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing Bladen County man. The Bladen County Sheriff's Office says Michael Blake Atkinson is a 26-year-old white man. He is 5'11" tall and weighs about 267 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. Full story...
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