The officer is charged with filing a false police report and obstructing justice.
BRUNSWICK COUNTY — A Navassa police officer who claimed he was shot at while on duty last month was arrested Monday.
Brunswick County jail records show Cpl. Thomas Moshe Cutler was booked in at 4:58 p.m. and released at 5:56 p.m. WWAY NEWS reported that Cutler was charged with filing a false police report and obstructing justice.
They also reported that Cutler was arrested by agents with the State Bureau of Investigation. An SBI spokeswoman could not immediately be reached for comment Monday evening.
According to a previous WWAY News report, on April 16, Cutler said he was sitting in his patrol car on Daniels Road near Cedar Hill Road with his windows down when a bullet went through his laptop.
Cutler told a dispatcher he believed the shot was fired from a high-powered rifle, according to radio traffic from the incident,
The SBI has been investigating the incident. It is not clear whether Cutler’s arrest is connected to the shooting.
When reached this evening a Navassa Police spokesman said he did not have information about Cutler’s arrest.