Hyde County Deputy Fired After Indictment

A Hyde County deputy sheriff has been fired after his indictment that he repeatedly tased two people.

The indictment says Deputy Mike Gaskill "willingly and feloniously restrained" Roland Cooper on April 8th of last year and assaulted him by repeatedly using a Taser.

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

Gaskill, according to a statement from Sheriff David Mason, was a certified law enforcement officer with approximately three years experience.

Gaskill is facing two felonious restraint charges and two misdemeanor simple assault charges. His court date is September 11th.


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  • by Cameron Location: Hyde on Mar 20, 2010 at 12:10 PM
    Listen up Gaskill.. things are better now you have a buddy.. SRO at MHS tasered a student 18yrs old senior and the kid got suspended and SRO still on the job.. Things are looking up.
  • by Wayln Location: Va on Mar 2, 2010 at 01:03 PM
    Put Mike back on
  • by Resident Location: Hyde on Feb 28, 2010 at 08:33 AM
    We got a new candiate for sheriff this go around. Maybe he will be tuff on crime. I certainly hope who ever get to be the next sheriff will be tough on drugs. NO MORE SOFTEEEES !!!
  • by ace Location: plymouth on Feb 24, 2010 at 07:13 PM
    Agood deed never goes unpunished. Lock up the officer and let the law breaker go free. I hope I am on the jury when he is tried. He will be found not guilty quicker than the idiot he tased got out of jail.
  • by resident Location: hyde on Feb 23, 2010 at 09:01 AM
    Could we get some cheese and crackers to go with ALL THAT WINE from think about and Tim.
  • by gunsmoke Location: hyde on Feb 22, 2010 at 09:15 PM
    LL You probably have some there. Be careful Something must be smoking in Swan Quarter and will have to wait to tell. Maybe Gaskill didnt get his mail either.
  • by Think about it Location: Hyde on Feb 22, 2010 at 05:24 PM
    The cars do belong to the deputies living there and close by. Call the sheriff's dept and verify it if you don't believe it, I'll even give you the number, 926-3171. They drive their company cars home because they get called out even when they are suppose to be off. They have HYDE COUNTY wrote on them because they belong to Hyde County Sheriff's Dept. DUH!!! I think you should check with all the counties around us. They all allow their deputies to drive their cars home. Maybe in the city they check them out, but in the city, when they say you are off, they are off. From personal experience, there is no such thing as "off" here. Even when a deputy is scheduled off, they get calls to go out. If it were me that they were responding to, I wouldn't want to have to wait for them to drive their personal vehicle to the sheriff's dept and check out a company car to come help me. Generally when an officer is called, they are needed right then, not when it is convenient.
  • by LL Location: Aurora on Feb 22, 2010 at 02:38 PM
    maybe the guys mike tased work for the white collars
  • by GUNSMOKE Location: HYDE on Feb 21, 2010 at 07:51 AM
    RESIDENT, I THINK SOMEONE HAS ALREADY GONE UNDER THE FENCE. BEWARE--LL THEY THINK YOU CAN HELP SOLVE THE SITUATIION. WITH GOOD IDEAS. MAYBE IF GASKILL GOES BACK TO YOUR TOWN HE CAN HELP HERE.
  • by resident Location: hyde on Feb 17, 2010 at 08:08 AM
    About the fence Around the county. I hope it is built real deep with a firm foundation. Cause these white collars are snakes. They would not profile themselves and stand up to climb over a fence. Like the snakes would crawl on the belly and go under the fence. Gunsmoke you are so right.Mike dont fit in very well uh. LL if u get Mike over there You will be a winner. Good Luck
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