Delaware County Authorities Respond to False Gunshot Report

Authorities responded to a report a gunshot wound at a rural Manchester home last Friday.

The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says Dale Abbey of Manchester reported that he suffered a gunshot wound at a home on 258th Street. But when authorities arrived at the scene, they discovered he had NOT been shot. The Sheriff’s Office says they’re not sure what Abbey’s motive was to report a gunshot wound.

But authorities DID discover Abbey was living at the home, which he was ordered to have no contact with. Abbey was charged with violating a no contact order and transported to the Delaware County Jail.