• Wingate police chief baffled town leaders asked him to resign


    WINGATE, N.C. - Channel 9 has reached out to town leaders in Wingate to find out why they asked the police chief to resign.

    Chief Donnie Gay said he didn't want to leave, but town leaders gave him the option to resign with a severance package.

    Gay said they didn't tell him why.

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    He has been with the department for 11 years, serving as chief for the last six years.

    Eyewitness News reached out to the town's interim manager but he has not responded.

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