Man arrested after accidentally shooting himself

An Onslow County man has been arrested for accidentally shooting himself in the lower neck/shoulder area.

Officials say on December 8, 2017, they responded to a report of shots being fired on Winery Road in Sneads Ferry, when they discovered that Jerry Wayne Spencer Jr.,30, had been shot. Spencer accidentally shot himself in the lower neck/shoulder area and was transported to Camp Lejeune Naval Hospital for treatment with non-life-threatening injuries.

Spencer shot himself with a sawed-off shotgun. He was arrested January 26, 2018, after he was released from medical treatment, according to a press release. Deputies recovered a sawed-off single barrel 20-gauge shotgun from the scene.

Spencer was taken before the magistrate and charged with:

(1 count) Possession of Firearms by a Convicted Felon and (1 count) Manufacture-Assembly-Possession-Storage- Transportation-Sale-Purchase-Delivery or Acquisition of Weapon of Mass Death and Destruction.

Spencer was placed in the Onslow County Detention Center under a $60,000 secured bond.

Anyone with information about this incident may contact Onslow County Sheriff’s Office at 910-455-3113, Detective Curlee at, or Crime Stoppers at
910-938-3273. Please refer to case 2017-022078 when calling.

Crime Stoppers offers cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that is deemed of value or assistance to law enforcement. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES). Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and never have to reveal their identity.

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