Recent Crime News
Tuesday Mar 24 | via The Snapper
On March 19, 2015, the song "Hanging Tree" from the Hunger Games' Mockingjay film hit too close to home for some people. Locals of Port Gibson, Mississippi could relate in their discovery of ex-convict Otis Byrd hanging from a white sheet within a tree. Comment?
Thursday Mar 19 | via Jacksonville Daily News
The State Bureau of Investigation has released the name of a man shot and killed by police in Bladen County this week. Comment?
Wednesday Mar 18 | via WWAY-TV Wilmington
Investigators with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office released the name of the man killed in an officer-involved shooting. Sheriff James McVicker said the incident happened in a wooded area near Dublin around 7 p.m. Deputies say they tracked a man to the area of the 1100 block of Hickory Grove Ball Road after responding to a call of a man lying in a ditch with a gun on Highway 41. Deputies say that man, Declan Owen, 24, was armed with a semi-automatic 9 mm gun about one-eighth of a mile from West Bladen High School. Comment?
Tuesday Mar 17 | via WWAY-TV Wilmington
The Bladen County Sheriff's Office says deputies and an officer with the Bladenboro Police Department were involved in the shooting after a suspect pointed a gun at them after a confrontation in a wooded area. Bladen County Sheriff James McVicker said law enforcement responded to a call around 7 p.m. about a man with a gun lying in a ditch on Highway 41 near Dublin. Comment?
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