For a better experience please change your browser to CHROME, FIREFOX, OPERA or Internet Explorer.

Nash County deputy shot a number of instances throughout site visitors cease launched from the hospital Saturday, receives blue gentle escort house

by: CBS 17 Digital Desk, WNCT Digital Desk

Posted: Feb 6, 2021 / 1:01 PM ESTUpdated: February 6, 2021 / 3:43 PM EST

NASHVILLE, NC (WNCN) – A Nash County MP who was shot three times on Thursday while in a traffic obstruction was discharged from hospital on Saturday.

Deputy William Toney received a blue light escort from Vidant Hospital around 2:30 p.m.

The escort left Vidant Hospital and took the 264 bypass to NC 581 and NC 581 to just outside Spring Hope.

Deputy Toney was shot while helping his Nash County colleague Shelby Smith with a traffic obstruction on Interstate 95.

Deputy Smith shot dead the suspect, 33-year-old Jarred Ford from Florida. Sheriff Keith Stone said she saved Deputy Toney’s life and then made sure Ford would survive until help arrived.