According to a press release from the Bell County Sheriff’s Department, a Stoney Fork man was fatally injured after receiving a snake bite during a church service.
According to the release, John David Brock, 60, was handling a snake during a Sunday morning church service at Mossy Simpson Pentecostal Church in Jenson when the snake bit him on the left arm. Brock refused medical treatment and went to his brother’s home, where he later succumbed to the injury. Bell County Coroner Jay Steele was called to the residence and pronounced Brock dead. Deputy Patrick Brooks is handling the case.