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Chief of Police Charles Wells Dunn | Scotland Neck Police Department, North Carolina Scotland Neck Police Department, North Carolina

Chief of Police

Charles Wells Dunn

Scotland Neck Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch: Monday, March 7, 1910

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 51

Tour: 20 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 3/4/1910

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to 30 years

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Chief Charley Dunn was shot and mortally wounded by a man who had just shot a state senator and a state assemblyman on Main Street.

The man became enraged when the senator told him that he never received a letter that he had mailed to him. He produced a handgun and shot both men, wounding them. He then shot and mortally wounded Chief Dunn, who was standing nearby. Chief Dunn died three days later. The assailant was arrested and charged with Chief Dunn's murder.

The 68-year-old suspect was convicted of Chief Dunn's murder and sentenced to 30 years in prison. He died two years later.

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