North Carolina deputy resigns following an assault charge

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ELIZABETHTOWN, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff’s deputy accused of assaulting a man with a flashlight has resigned from his job, authorities said.

A spokesperson for the district attorney’s office said Michael Hal Shaw II, 39, of Elizabethtown, was booked into the Brunswick County jail after he was indicted by a Bladen County grand jury on Monday on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, news outlets reported.

Shaw is accused of assaulting a man with a large aluminum flashlight on Oct. 8. It wasn’t clear whether he was on duty at the time of the assault.

On Wednesday, a Bladen County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson confirmed that Shaw submitted his resignation on Tuesday. Because Shaw was a deputy in Bladen County, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office investigated the assault allegations. Their findings were presented to a Bladen County grand jury.

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