Investigators had to take both of Harrell’s guns as evidence, which prompted the sheriff to post Harrell’s plight on Facebook.
Local gun dealers Chris Ellis and Lamar Marshall stepped in.
“There’s nothing I hate worse than a thief,” said Ellis, who co-owns CL Defense in McRae with Marshall. “These guys could have very well killed this man.”
They decided to give Harrell a new Smith & Wesson .38 Special worth about $400.