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Man who loses thumb in shooting shares his experience

By: Janet Kim Email
By: Janet Kim Email

Ralph Stanley says his injuries are substantial. He lost his thumb and sustained several injuries to his face.

But he and his mother, Dorothy Stanley, agree he's lucky to be alive.

"I feel fortunate and blessed God watched over him last night and that he's alive and sitting here talking to us today," says Dorothy Stanley.

Ralph Stanley is back home from the hospital following an incident late Wednesday night, early into Thursday morning. Georgetown Police arrived to Locust Street to find Stanley with several injuries, after he says he had been drinking with 57-year old Mark Nunnelley.

"Through the course of the night, everything was going ok and somehow this all occurred, because I don't know what happened," says Stanley.

It was a trail of blood that led police to a mobile home on North Hamilton Street where police found Nunnelley.

"We made contact with the suspect," says Sgt. Jason Whitaker. "He was in the back saying he was going to kill all of us."

Police then had to deploy a taser on Nunnelley.

Nunnelley was arrested at his home. He's facing at least three charges of terroristic threatening, but police are still investigating to see what exactly led to Stanley's cuts on his face and a missing thumb.

"I just keep thinking somebody tried to kill my baby, and that hurts," says Dorothy Stanley of her son. "When you see your child laying there, you see a part of yourself."


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