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Chaplin-area man shot by his wife had a history of domestic violence

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO
STAFF REPORT

Monday, Aug. 7, 2017 — The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim of Saturday evening’s shooting death in the Chaplin area of Nelson County.

According to Nelson County Sheriff Ed Mattingly, deputies were dispatched to a home in the 1700 block of Highview Church Road on a report of a shooting. Deputies arrived to find 42-year-old Charles A. Rogers deceased from apparent gunshot wounds.

Deputies determined that Rogers was shot by his wife, 43-year-old Tammy Rogers.

According to a sheriff’s office press release, detectives determined Charles Rogers had a lengthy history of domestic violence out of Jefferson County. A domestic violence order that had been in place for several years had expired in January 2017.

Rogers’ wife Tammy Rogers has not been charged in the incident. The case will be presented to a Nelson County grand jury for consideration in the near future. The investigation is ongoing.

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