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Probation officer found dead in his office in Dobson

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A probation officer was found dead in his office Wednesday morning in Dobson, the Winston-Salem Journal reports.

According to the report, the body of James Matty of Dobson was discovered by a maintenance crew around 7:30 a.m. in the old courthouse building at 114 West Atkins St. Police Chief Sean Myers of Dobson said Matty, 48, had been shot with a .40-caliber handgun.

The State Bureau of Investigation is assisting Dobson police with the investigation, but Myers said the initial determination is that the gunshot was self-inflicted.

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