Investigation launched after Pender County man accuses deputies of assault

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY)– The State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) has launched an investigation after a Pender County man accused deputies of assaulting him, according to a news release from the Pender County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators say Wayne Corbett, 59, of Atkinson, was arrested Thursday evening during a traffic stop. According to the sheriff’s office, Corbett was stopped for a vehicle registration violation, and during that traffic stop he tried to run from the deputies on foot. When the deputies tried to catch Corbett he physically resisted and assaulted two deputies, according to the release.

According to investigators Corbett was taken into custody and transported to Pender Memorial Hospital to be treated for his injuries before being booked on multiple charges. Corbett is now being held under an $85,000 secured bond at the Pender County Jail.

During the booking process Corbett indicated that the injuries he sustained were from the deputies assaulting him, according to the release. Sheriff Alan Cutler and District Attorney Ben David have jointly requested an investigation by the SBI.

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