BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) – A Bladen County deputy has resigned after he was accused of assaulting a man with a flashlight last month.
Michael Hal Shaw II, 39, of Elizabethtown, was booked into the Brunswick County Detention Center Tuesday morning after he was indicted by a Bladen County grand jury Monday on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, according to a spokesperson for the District Attorney’s Office.
Shaw was given a $100,000 bond and his next court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 29.
According to the indictment, Shaw “unlawfully, willfully, and feloniously did assault [the victim] with a large Mag-Lite anodized aluminum flashlight, a deadly weapon, inflicting serious injury” during an incident on Oct. 8.
It’s unclear if the alleged assault occurred while Shaw was on-duty. The incident was investigated by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, according to the District Attorney’s Office spokesperson.
When reached for comment Tuesday afternoon, spokespersons for both the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office and Bladen County Sheriff’s Office declined to provide additional information and deferred all questions to the District Attorney’s Office.
On Wednesday, a Bladen County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson confirmed that Shaw submitted his resignation on Tuesday and had been with the sheriff’s office full-time since April but has worked with the sheriff’s office in the past.
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