ELIZABETHTOWN — A fight at the Bladen County Jail between three inmates resulted in one man being sent to the hospital for treatment that included numerous stitches to his head.
According to Major Larry Guyton with the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office, Jamie Harold Nance, 33, of Bladenboro was booked into the jail at about 12:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 13. He had been served warrants for communicating threats, harassing phone calls, domestic criminal trespass and violating a domestic violence protective order.
“Nance was placed in a cell with several other inmates and, less than 10 minutes later, jailers monitoring cameras saw a fight break out in the cell and saw Nance being hit by two other inmates,” Guyton said. “The jailers immediately went to the cell and removed Nance and got him medical attention.”
Nance was transported to Bladen County Hospital, where he was treated and returned to the jail. According to information provided to the Bladen Journal by Nance through a third party, however, the injuries could have been avoided.
“Nance was thrown into a cell with two violent criminals by a jailer who did not search the cell for shanks, causing these injuries,” the individual, who did not provide a name, said. “Nance, who was there for three days, also complained of no water for showers and other inhumane conditions.”
Guyton said warrants were issued for the two men who assaulted Nance and assault inflicting serious injury charges were leveled against Marcus Jermil Blake, 33, of Kelly and David Wilson Gilchrist, 22, of Elizabethtown.
“None of the parties involved would cooperate and the reason for the fight is unknown,” Guyton said.
W. Curt Vincent can be reached by calling 910-862-4163.