Cumberland deputy injured during domestic assault arrest
Posted March 28, 2013
Hope Mills, N.C. — 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.