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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

[SC] Cherokee County Sheriff fires Lt. Wyatt within a few hours of domestic violence report

Cherokee County SC Sheriff's Lt. Christopher Wyatt reportedly beat up his wife Sunday morning and by 11:30 a.m. - just a couple of hours later -  Wyatt was fired. Leaders lead. The leader of that department is Sheriff Steve Mueller:

..."His service record was exemplary and his arrest comes as a shock to his peers and this administration. However, due to the nature of the charges and his role as a public servant who is sworn to protect and serve, he has been terminated from employment with the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office"... Mueller thanked Gaffney police department officers and Chief Rick Turner for their professionalism and diligence in conducting the investigation...

Accountability is always restrengthening to see, and zero tolerance seems so clear, but for the family - especially the victims - the danger is not resolved. They are all in my prayers and my hope is that the department offers her options of guarded safety.

It's a painful decision to have to make, but this sheriff makes his department shine by making the right decision, regardless.

CHEROKEE CO. DEPUTY ARRESTED ON CRIMINAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CHARGES
WSPA
October 23, 2011
[Excerpts] On Sunday morning the Gaffney City Police Department was dispatched to the home of Christopher Paul Wyatt, a deputy of the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, on a criminal domestic violence incident call involving his wife. Lieutenant Christopher Paul Wyatt was arrested and booked into the Cherokee County Detention Center for criminal domestic violence, high Aggravated in Nature... The Sheriff's Office says his service record was exemplary and his arrest comes as a shock to his peers and this administration. However due to the nature of the charges and his role as a public servant who is sworn to protect and serve he has been terminated from employment with the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office as of 11:30am on October 23, 2011... [Full article here]

CHEROKEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTY FIRED AFTER HIS ARREST ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CHARGES
The Associated Press  
October 24, 2011
[Excerpts] ...[Cherokee County] Sheriff Steve Mueller says 32-year-old Lt. Christopher Paul Wyatt of Gaffney was charged with aggravated criminal domestic violence after police were called to his home Sunday morning. The sheriff's office says deputies also responded and took Wyatt's guns and badge... [Full article here]

DEPUTY: 'I MESSED UP;' ARRESTED, FIRED - Christopher Wyatt Charged With Criminal Domestic Violence
POSTED: 4:54 pm EDT October 23, 2011
UPDATED: 11:00 am EDT October 24, 2011
[Excerpts] The Cherokee County sheriff fired a deputy over the weekend after the deputy was accused of beating his wife, according to a report. Gaffney police arrested Christopher Paul Wyatt, 35, at his home about 8:30 a.m. Sunday... The police report said that the wife's mother reported the assault. Officers said when they talked to the deputy's wife, Amy Wyatt, 31, she told them that she had confronted her husband about him having an affair. She said her husband then hit her in the head several times and grabbed her by the throat and tried to choke her. Amy Wyatt said that her husband continued to assault her, knocking her into a wall and onto the floor, continuing to hit her while she was down. She said at that point, their 7-year-old daughter came into the room and pleaded with her father to stop. Wyatt said her husband yelled at the child to go back to her room. She said then her husband got a towel and tried to tend to her injuries, telling her, "I'm only human." Police said that Christopher Wyatt had left before they arrived. Amy Wyatt was transported to Upstate Carolina Medical Center. An officer was able to reach Wyatt on his cellphone and told him to meet officers at the Gaffney Police Department. Officers took possession of Wyatt's personal firearms, and the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office took his service weapon, badge and patrol vehicle. According to the report, when officers met Wyatt at the police department, he said, "I messed up. Do what you have to do"... [Full article here]

CHEROKEE CO. DEPUTY FIRED AFTER ARREST
FOX Carolina
By Anjelica Partridge, Associate Producer 
Posted: Oct 23, 2011 5:18 PM PST
Updated: Oct 24, 2011 10:05 AM PST
[Excerpts] ...Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller said Wyatt's arrest comes as a shock, but because of the nature of the charges, he has been fired from the department. According to an officer's incident report, Wyatt was accused of having an affair and proceeded to beat the victim several times in the head and attempted to choke her... Wyatt was arrested and taken to the Cherokee County Detention Center... [Full article here]

CHEROKEE COUNTY DEPUTY FIRED AFTER BEING CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Spartanburg Herald-Journal
By Jenny Arnold
Published: Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 5:38 p.m.
Modified: Monday, October 24, 2011 at 12:01 p.m.
[Excerpts] ...[Cherokee County sheriff's deputy Christopher Paul] Wyatt was a lieutenant at the sheriff's office. According to a news release from the Cherokee sheriff's office, Gaffney Police Department officers were called to Wyatt's home about 7:30 a.m. Sunday. [Cherokee County Sheriff Steve] Mueller said he was notified about the incident almost immediately, from a deputy who heard the call on police radio. Deputies responded to the home, taking possession of Wyatt's gun and credentials, Mueller said... For the past two years, Wyatt served as the sheriff's office's training coordinator... [Wyatt's wife] had an injury to her hand, marks on the back of her shoulder and wounds on the back of her head, which Mueller said indicated to him that she was in a defensive position during the incident... "It comes as a huge surprise to all of us," Mueller said. "His service record was exemplary and his arrest comes as a shock to his peers and this administration. However, due to the nature of the charges and his role as a public servant who is sworn to protect and serve, he has been terminated from employment with the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office"... Mueller thanked Gaffney police department officers and Chief Rick Turner for their professionalism and diligence in conducting the investigation.  [Full article here]
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1 comment:

  1. This has nothing to do with this guy being a cop.This is about a man beating his wife in front of his child.It has been over a year since this incident and has since moved home with his mommy.He spent,what?1 day in jail?When will he get his punishment?

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