Grantsville state policeman Sgt. C. J. Ellyson accidentally shot himself in the calf of his leg Wednesday while off-duty at his residence in Kanawha County.

The gun was Ellyson's personal weapon that he had just purchased and was putting together, according to Sgt. Dale Fluharty, the detachment commander.

Ellyson was taken to Charleston Area Medical Center were he was treated and released.

"The bullet entered and exited his leg", said Fluharty, indicating he would likely be off-duty for about a week.

Sgt. Ellyson replaced Sgt. Darrin Campbell at the Grantsville detachment after he fell from a ladder at the State Police barracks last summer. He reportedly suffered a back injury and has not returned to duty.

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