Sheriff Injured After Gun Accidentally Goes Off

Bertie County Sheriff John Holley was injured this weekend when his gun accidentally went off.

Holley tells WITN his gun fell out of his pocket and a bullet fragment went into his foot.

The sheriff says it happened Sunday when he was off duty. Holley says he was with his family filling up his vehicle at a gas station when he put his credit card in his pocket after paying gas. The sheriff says when he took his hand out the gun fell out, hit the ground and discharged. He says the bullet ricocheted off the ground and a fragment struck him.

Holley says he was treated at a hospital for the injury and released. The sheriff would not say where it happened.


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  • by Anonymous on Jan 23, 2012 at 05:12 PM
    Lets get to the truth.
  • by k Location: Bertie County on Jan 21, 2012 at 10:11 PM
    all he wanted was publicity, greedy pig! he is just as big of a drug dealer as the dealers he arrest!
  • by Anonymous on Dec 22, 2011 at 05:19 PM
    Did anyone buy the Sheriff a holster for Christmas?
  • by Anonymous on Dec 2, 2011 at 03:14 PM
    It's all a bunch of LIES. Someone else shot him. Investigate it and hold ALL accountable.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 7, 2011 at 08:05 AM
    Someone else shot him over a gambeling debt and he covered it up because it would have exposed him. WITN you should look into this one.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 21, 2011 at 12:19 PM
    Sheriff,got away with this. Great job WITN. SNAFU
  • by Anonymous on Jul 13, 2011 at 07:12 AM
    Any word yet?
  • by Anonymous on Jul 12, 2011 at 04:15 AM
    Good job WITN, way to dig deep and to the bottom of the story and deliver the facts.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 12, 2011 at 02:26 AM
    WITN, have you done a follow up to get us the truth?
  • by Anonymous on Jul 11, 2011 at 06:12 PM
    Anybody have any word? Tell us the truth.
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