Former Sheriff's Deputy Due In Court

A former Sheriff's Deputy is due in Hyde County court Monday, after getting fired for allegedly tasering two people.

Court calendars show Mike Gaskill is due in Hyde County Superior Court Monday. The indictment says the former deputy willingly and feloniously restrained Roland Cooper on April 8, 2008, and assaulted him by repeatedly using a taser.

The second case happened on June 20, 2008. That indictment says Tyree Bond was assaulted when the deputy used a taser on him for 24 seconds.

We'll let you know what happens in court.


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  • by fuzz Location: obx on Jan 8, 2010 at 03:55 PM
    white male: while i understand how that scenario feels like a intrusion, and under no uncertain terms, it is. however, the u.s. supreme court has determined that the odor of illegal drugs is sufficent to establish probable cause for the search of a motor vehicle. this is probably why he did not cease his search under your protest, your consent was not required. not bashing your perspective, just trying to help you understand his point of view. i hope that one encounter with the man does not skew your idea of everything he does in life MUST be incorrect.
  • by white male Location: washington on Jan 5, 2010 at 09:21 PM
    I had this same cop tell me as I went through a road block that he smelt pot in my car when there was never any pot smoked at all and never in my wife's car. I told him he couldn't search the car several times and he continued to search the car and told me to shut up or he was going to lock me up. Then he tore my wife's car apart on the inside, just to say have a nice day...... I personally hope from my having to deal with this guy violating my rights that he has to answer for his actions
  • by Anonymous Location: Hyde County on Jan 5, 2010 at 11:19 AM
    Mike- You have Hyde County's support! What happened in court? Thank you for protecting us from drug dealers like these!!!
  • by Martha Location: Raleigh on Jan 5, 2010 at 06:45 AM
    Don't they train these cops? Let's see some accountability from them for once.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 5, 2010 at 05:53 AM
    "J" You really think you know it all don't you? Next time the police are rushing to your side or your family's side, if a "weapon" is needed, we just won't use them. We'll stand back and watch. We'll stand there and listen to YOU saying "please officer SHOOT him!" Yes, it's ok for us to use weapons to save YOU but not anyone else, Right?
  • by Anonymous on Jan 5, 2010 at 05:51 AM
    Our academy teaches us, when we are using the taser, to "handcuff under power". Now realistically, we don't because the people usually give up and comply long before we we've gotten handcuffs on them. But handcuffing does take time, not the 5 seconds that the X26 gives. So 24 seconds may or MAY NOT have been unreasonable.
  • by Wize Owl Location: Grifton on Jan 4, 2010 at 11:57 PM
    Who will protect us from the police?
  • by Anonymous on Jan 4, 2010 at 02:24 PM
    Hey J from greenville, just keep your mouth shut, until you have worked the job and just go away. Do you know the circumstances of these incidents? No, you don't. Amazing how people comment like that and have no clue what they are talking about.
  • by Bryan Location: Washington on Jan 4, 2010 at 02:21 PM
    Well - what happened in court?
  • by J Location: gville on Jan 4, 2010 at 12:37 PM
    Police need to learn to use weapons responsibly, or not at all. Period.
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