Shelby Police officer charged with assault on handicapped person

Published: May. 25, 2011 at 1:57 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 25, 2011 at 1:55 AM EDT
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The Shelby Police Dept. Headquarters (Source: Google maps)
The Shelby Police Dept. Headquarters (Source: Google maps)

SHELBY, NC (WBTV) - Deputies in Cleveland County took a Shelby police officer into custody around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, and arrested him for assault on a handicapped person.

According to a police report, Marshall Letitus Wiley, 29, is an officer with the Shelby Police Department.

Wiley was charged with one count of assault on a handicapped person, a Class 2 misdemeanor. In North Carolina, a person found guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor could spend up to 60 days in jail.

The Shelby Police Department's human resources department is investigating the incident that led to Wiley's arrest, WBTV news was told.

A spokesperson for the police department has not returned messages to WBTV in order to comment on the case Tuesday night.

Wiley was taken into custody at the Shelby Police station located at 100 Justice Place in Shelby. The police report did not say if Wiley was given a bond. A mug shot was not available.

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