Detention center officer charged with assault by strangulation - WNCT

Detention center officer charged with assault by strangulation

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GREENVILLE, N.C. -

Deputies arrested a Pitt County Detention Center officer on Friday.

45-year-old Marvin Stacy Bunting was charged with felony assault by strangulation, misdemeanor simple assault and misdemeanor interfering with emergency communications.

He was placed in the Pitt County Detention Center, where he later was released on a $51,500 bond. Bunting is due back in court on June 6.

Sheriff Neil Elks says Bunting had been employed with the Sheriff's Office since 2007. As of Friday his employment had been terminated.

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