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Man found dead in Hoke County ditch

Posted September 27, 2010

— A Raeford man was found beaten to death in a ditch in Hoke County late Friday, authorities said Monday.

Hoke County Sheriff Hubert Peterkin declined to disclose where the body of Ricky Bratcher, 38, was found, noting only that deputies received a tip from an individual about a body in a ditch.

Anyone with information about Bratcher's death is asked to call the Hoke County Sheriff's Office at 910-875-5111.


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  • braddavis Sep 27, 2010

    major, that's the dumbest comment ever. There's no way with the leo per capita ratio that they can be everywhere all the time. Write something else when your brain is loaded.

  • Sherlock Sep 27, 2010

    This use to be such a safe place both in the city and in the county. So much for protect & serve for our local law enforcement. They are more reactive than proactive. More money and toys to play with and less service.

  • MileageDontTakeYourKidsCrap Sep 27, 2010

    wow, what an atrocious crime. who could be so heartless? :(