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ONLY ON 3: Confusion continues as DA talks about Leland

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — There is more confusion surrounding the situation in Leland after District Attorney Jon David went on the radio this morning.

On “The Morning Beat with Chad Adams” on The Big Talker FM, David focused his attention on the developing situation in Leland.

David told listeners this morning that his office had the situation under control and not to worry, but those who paid close attention may still be confused.

David starts the conversation on The Big Talker much like the conversations he’s had with us saying he has not heard from any victims of crimes in Leland.

“To this point, I’ve never received any calls from any victim or witness of any alleged criminal behavior at the Leland Police Department,” David said.

He says he has heard from a former employee, though, and has done what he can with that information.

“The only call that I’ve ever received involved a disgruntled former town employee who called to report these personnel matters and I immediately notified the appropriate authorities about that. That was probably three months ago.”

But wait. That’s actually not the only call David got.

Host Chad Adams asks him if he received a call from a Leland police officer last week. David admits he did, but changes the subject to focus on when he got the calls.

He also admits that after watching our stories, he feels these issues could turn into a criminal investigation.

“Well let me me talk about a timetable here, Chad, because again there is confusion, and I want to be able to explain this,” David said. “Ten days ago, before any of this became an issue, when this was just personnel matters that were swirling about, I recognized the fact that given the content of the stories that were being run in the public, that this might ultimately become a criminal matter.”

It seems there may be some progress with the issues in Leland. The town’s Mayor Pro Tem Brenda Bozeman and Councilwoman Pat Batleman have called a special meeting Thursday at 6 p.m. The announcement says it’s to discuss personnel actions. The public is urged to attend.

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