Bond set for former NHC Sheriff’s Office sergeant accused of assaulting person with disability
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - A former New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office sergeant is accused of grabbing and pushing a person with a disability.
According to the indictment, Wesley J. Baxley allegedly assaulted the victim “by grabbing him by the arm and pushing him” on Sunday, June 11.
He was indicted by a Grand Jury, and the indictment was served on Tuesday, Aug. 29. The indictment indicates that he was given a $2,000 unsecured bond.
As of this time, Baxley’s next court date is not known.
Baxley resigned from the sheriff’s office on Sunday, Aug. 27, according to the NHCSO.
Baxley began working for the sheriff’s office on May 5, 2005. He was promoted to sergeant on Aug. 27, 2019, with his most recent pay being $68,857.
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