• Man who signed affidavit in 9th District investigation arrested on drug, weapons charges


    BLADEN COUNTY, N.C. - The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office arrested Christopher Eason of Bladenboro on drug and weapons charges.

    Eason signed an affidavit about the 9th District. He was also included on the McCready campaign’s wish list of people to be subpoenaed for the evidentiary hearing.



    In a sworn affidavit, Eason said he handed his unsealed blank ballot to McCrae Dowless. Eason said in the affidavit he knows Dowless personally. Prior to signing an affidavit, Eason’s story was covered by Buzzfeed

    Eason was arrested in a roundup by the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office on Friday January 4. The sheriff’s office posted about the arrest on January 7.

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    Eason is charged with sell/deliver marijuana, possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for keeping/ selling controlled substances, manufacture/sell/deliver/possess with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver controlled substance within 1000 feet of school/park and possession of a firearm by a felon.



    Bond has been set at $85,000.

    Channel 9 has reached out to the Dan McCready’s team for comment.

    Eason is the brother of Ginger Eason, one of two people who told Channel 9 they were paid by McCrae Dowless to pick up absentee ballots.

    Bladen County Sheriff Jim McVicker is also tied to the NCSBE’s election fraud investigation. Records show he hired McCrae Dowless for his campaign. The NCSBE confirmed it issued a subpoena to McVicker for documents.

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