Man charged with murder in Bladen Co.

Published: Dec. 8, 2021 at 8:30 AM EST
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DUBLIN, N.C. (WECT) - A man has been charged with murder in Dublin.

According to the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office, Michael Jason Bullock, 35, was taken into custody Tuesday night.

A news release states that the Bladen County 911 center received a call about a domestic violence situation at a home in the 6000 block of Albert St., just before 8 p.m. A short time later, the 911 center received a second call that a man may be dying at the residence.

Bullock was the one who called 911 and mentioned a man had been staying with him. After some mumbling, Bullock says “he’s probably dead by now.”

When deputies arrived they noticed blood splatter on a bedroom window. “Deputies entered the residence by an unsecured door and located a white male deceased in the bedroom,” the news release states.

Officials say Bullock was arrested a short time later at the Dollar General store in Dublin.

“After being interviewed by investigators, Bullock was charged with murder and taken before the magistrate where he was placed in the Bladen County Detention Center under no bond,” the news release states.

Officials say the victim is approximately 66 years old. His name is being withheld until the next of kin has been notified. An autopsy is scheduled to be conducted at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Raleigh within the next few days.

Neighbors were in shock when they learned what happened.

One man said he has lived nearby for more than 25 years and he has never seen or heard anything like this. “It’s just shocking to know that it happened right next door here. I own a business two houses over. Just shocking, it really is,” said Clifton Ford who lives just down the street from where the incident happened. “In a town like Dublin, we never had stuff like this happen, but I guess it’s just a matter of time, anywhere, any place. Things do happen. With human beings anything’s possible,” Ford said.

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