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ONLY ON 3: David says his office ‘monitoring’ jail beating case

video 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.

ONLY ON 3: Jail beating victim speaks out

video 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.

ONLY ON 3: Alleged bullying by deputy’s daughter turns violent in Bladen Co.

videoIn Bladen County, one mother says her daughter has been dealing with a bully for months. She says nothing is done because the bully's father is a deputy. Now, the situation has turned violent, and this time, it was all caught on camera.

Many questions, few answers about Bladen Co. Improvement Committee

video Last month, we did a series of reports on Get out the Vote activities in Bladen County, where candidates pay people to round up votes for them. We received a number of calls in response to those reports saying we never mentioned the biggest player of all in the Bladen Get out the Vote arena.

ONLY ON 3: Bladen County voter fraud accusations investigated

video The Bladen Ballot Battle continues. The May primary has already been investigated for claims Commissioner Delilah Blanks cast multiple votes. Now the North Carolina Board of Elections is investigating several claims of voter fraud stemming from the May primary and the run-off in the sheriff's race.

ONLY ON 3: Sheriff’s deputy says “Bladen County is a criminal’s paradise”

videoDeputies say at a meeting last week Storms told them "not to conduct vehicle stops or call the K9 unit." They say Storms also ordered all radar equipment removed from the cars.

Bladen Sheriff snubs commission; does not attend special meeting

video The newly appointed Bladen County Sheriff was nowhere to be found at a meeting called to determine his future with the department. Some county commissioners and the standing room only crowd are still searching for answers.

FIRST ON 3: Storms promotes Benston to Chief Deputy

Interim Bladen County Sheriff Earl Storms told us today that Prentis Benston is now his chief deputy. That could be a problem for the Democratic nominee for Sheriff this fall.

FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Interim Bladen County Sheriff can’t seem to get his story straight; Commissioners may try to terminate him

video Earl Storms fired five of his deputies Tuesday moments after being sworn in as Interim Sheriff. But when asked why, he told us one story - and another TV station another....

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