Nash County deputy shot multiple times during traffic stop released from the hospital Saturday, receives blue light escort home

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NASHVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – A Nash County deputy who was shot three times during a traffic stop on Thursday was released from the hospital Saturday.

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

The escort left Vidant Hospital and traveled on 264 Bypass to NC 581, and NC 581 to just outside Spring Hope.

Deputy Toney was shot while assisting fellow Nash County Deputy Shelby Smith with a traffic stop on Interstate 95.

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

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