Former Navassa cop gets one day in jail for staged shooting

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Thomas Moshe Cutler (Photo: Brunswick County Jail)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — One day in jail. That’s the sentence for a former Navassa Police officer who staged a shooting in 2017.

Thomas Cutler appeared in court Tuesday.

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The district attorney’s office says Cutler pleaded guilty to one count of filing a false police report and one count of obstruction of justice.

In April of 2017, Cutler claimed someone shot at him while he was sitting in his patrol car.

During a hearing in February, Cutler’s attorney said stress in his personal life and on the job led to the staged shooting.