Hyde County, NC - A deputy in the Hyde County Sheriff’s Office has been indicted on charges related to excessive use of a Taser on two people. Michael Tristan Gaskill was charged with one count of felonious restraint and one count of simple assault in each of two separate bills of indictment the grand jury handed down Monday in Hyde County Superior Court, Brandy Pugh, deputy court clerk, said today. Hyde County Sheriff David Mason said Gaskill was fired on Monday. [LINK]
According to the indictments, it is alleged that Roland S. Cooper was assaulted on April 8 by Gaskill “repeatedly” using a Taser on him. ...on June 20, 2008, Tyree Shanta Bond was alledgedly assaulted “using a Taser on him for 24 seconds.”
The winds of change?