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Cumberland deputy injured during domestic assault arrest

Posted March 28, 2013

— A Cumberland County sheriff's deputy was injured while he arrested a Hope Mills man for a domestic assault, sheriff's office spokeswoman Debbie Tanna said Thursday. 

James Walter Gillich Jr., 50, of 5487 Bush Court, was charged with assault by strangulation, second-degree kidnapping and assault on a female. He was placed in the Cumberland County jail under a $5,000 bond and will appear in court Thursday afternoon.

Investigators say Gillich grabbed his wife by the throat, pushed her against a wall and choked her, Tanna said. 

When deputies arrived, Sgt. M. Honeycutt tried to arrest Gillich, who became aggressive, Tanna said. During the scuffle, Honeycutt felt and heard a loud pop and realized his knee was injured.

He was taken to Cape Fear Valley Hospital, where he will likely have surgery.

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  • illegalsgohomerevised Mar 28, 4:12 p.m.

    Hope and pray the deputy will be okay. Knee injuries can be career enders.....I know. They are also extremely painful too. Hope you have a speedy and full recovery.

  • AFSC426X3 Mar 28, 3:02 p.m.

    Glad the LEO is ok. He is very lucky both husband and wife didn't turn on him.

  • pja1357 Mar 28, 2:32 p.m.

    The bond should have been a lot more as it should be considered for more than "ensuring" that they show up for court. I pray that this man pays the price to the fullest for assaulting his wife and then assaulting the officer. He has major issues and doesn't need to be back out on the street.

  • Eastern N.C. Native Mar 28, 1:57 p.m.

    *Regarding Bond Comments* - $5,000.00 is low, I agree, but the concept of bonds are not to punish people, but to ensure they'll go to court. Higher bonds for higher risks of people failing to appear in court. It would be nice if he had a massive bond because his actions are unforgivable, but this is how it works. The comment regarding a black person getting a $500,000.00 bond is just ridiculous and untrue.

  • btneast Mar 28, 1:51 p.m.

    And here I thought domestic violence had been ended when we passed the Defense Of Marriage Act. If our legislators spent more time trying to prevent domestic violence

    Can you legislate prevention? Having your local governing body pass a law is not the answer to all ills.

  • djofraleigh Mar 28, 1:35 p.m.

    How much would you have to be paid to go to a house and get into all this? Where do we get these guys?

  • Glock07 Mar 28, 1:25 p.m.

    This is what is wrong people, look at this bond. He will be back on the street today. Our court systems are a complete joke.

  • kjackson47 Mar 28, 12:31 p.m.

    Nc cutie
    Doubt it cause the NAACP would have his back

  • RadioDJ Mar 28, 12:30 p.m.

    And here I thought domestic violence had been ended when we passed the Defense Of Marriage Act. If our legislators spent more time trying to prevent domestic violence rather than telling us who may marry whom, our world might just be a better place for everyone concerned.

  • Scubagirl Mar 28, 12:17 p.m.

    NC cutie.....you HAD to bring race into this????? WHY?

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