Det. John Chriscoe Released From UNC Hospitals In Chapel Hill

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Randolph County, NC -- One of two deputies shot during a traffic stop in Randleman have been released from UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

WATCH: Deputies Recovering, Two Others Arrested

News 2 has been working on keeping you on top of the Randolph County deputies shot during a traffic stop on Monday.

John Chriscoe and Edward Slafky both ended up in the hospital after authorities say Jamey Lee Ashley shot them and then took off running into the woods.

After a 4-hour long manhunt, police found Ashley in a barn. 

News 2's Liz Crawford talked with Randolph County Sheriff Reid for about 15 minutes on Wednesday.

Deputy Edward Slafky was shot twice. One of those bullets shattered a bone in his lower leg. He's still at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

The Chief Deputy, Col. Rutledge told News 2 that Slafky is expected to have several surgeries on the leg wound, including a skin graft on Thursday.

Slafky has been with the Randolph County Sheriff's department for seven years. Before that he worked as a deputy in Maryland.

Deputy Jonathan Chriscoe is recovering at home. He was released from UNC Chapel Hill hospital on Tuesday.

Chriscoe was shot once and the bullet went under his arm, hitting a pec muscle in his chest. Sheriff Reid told News 2, " The good Lord looked after him."

Chriscoe and his wife actually stopped by the sheriff's office Wednesday morning to have breakfast with his colleagues.

Chriscoe has been with the department for ten years.

Sheriff Reid told News 2 that the last time someone in the department was shot was in 2003. Deputy Toney Summey was killed and Deputy Nathan Hollingsworth was wounded while responding to a domestic call.

The sheriff also explained that the department is very close-knit. All the support and visits are keeping both deputies in good spirits.

WFMY News 2

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