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Murder suspect on the run in Bladen County is now in custody

Murder suspect on the run in Bladen County is now in custody
Published: Jun. 10, 2022 at 9:44 PM EDT
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BLADEN COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed they have apprehended David Earl Wilkins and have him in custody as of Friday, June 10.

Wilkins was caught with assistance from the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office and the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.

Wilkins is currently connected to a shooting that happened on Thursday, June 9, in the 2000 block of Purdie Church Road in Tarheel, where they found a deceased male, 63-year-old Donald Jackson. Jackson reportedly died by several gunshot wounds firing into him.

Investigators found that Wilkins was involved in a previous murder that happened back in 1998.

Wilkins was reported to have been found knocking on doors in Robinson County, near Lumberton. Someone contacted the police and he was apprehended.

Charges have yet to be revealed and multiple persons of interest are involved in this case.

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