Lincoln Co. Deputy Charged, Terminated Tuesday

A Lincoln County deputy was stripped of his badge, days after he was found guilty of trespassing and obstructing an officer. The misdemeanor charges stem from an incident last year caught on bodycam video. The sheriff's office confirmed the deputy was terminated Tuesday.

Wednesday, June 5th 2024, 10:04 pm

By: News 9, Sylvia Corkill


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A Lincoln County deputy was stripped of his badge, days after he was found guilty of trespassing and obstructing an officer.

The misdemeanor charges stem from an incident last year caught on bodycam video. The sheriff's office confirmed the deputy was terminated Tuesday.

Former Lincoln County Deputy, Christopher Hyde, pleaded no contest last week in court. Through the OSBI investigation, he remained on the job until now.

In October of last year, Lincoln County deputies were dispatched to a rural home in Carney where a property dispute was underway.

Deputy: He even admitted they're right there on the bed of my truck, he’s like, I took it as collateral.

Deputies arrived--and found several people standing around including off duty deputy Christopher J. Hyde, his sister, and her boyfriend. Deputy bodycam video showed that the property owner, a woman in sunglasses, made it clear she wanted Hyde and his sister removed.

Property owner: These people need to get off my property, they are not even welcome. This truck is right here. He needs to go, he is not welcome on my property!

In a statement to the sheriff's office, the property owner said she was in a discussion with a man who owed her money, and his girlfriend ---when another man later identified as Christopher Hyde suddenly pulled in her driveway and refused to leave.

Property owner: This is brother, he’s on my property, he is not welcome on my property, I want him gone!  
Deputy: I don’t know why he's here.  
Property owner: Get him out of here.      

Despite the property owner telling him he was trespassing and being asked multiple times by fellow deputies to leave Hyde continued to puff on his cigarette as he remained by his sister's side.

Deputy: We can talk about this another time, but you need to leave.  
Hyde: I know you feel big right now, but...
Deputy: No, I’m not feeling big C.J.         

Hyde eventually left the property with his sister.

A deputy later wrote in a report that "Hyde was rude” throughout the interaction and ”refused to obey my lawful orders."

In a statement to the sheriff's office, the property owner said in part, “It is very disturbing to me that someone in law enforcement can feel that he is above the law."

While Hyde was processed in the Lincoln County jail, a mug shot was not taken. The sheriff’s office told News 9 " they aren't sure why," but they are working to get one.

Hyde's attorney declined to comment. On Tuesday, she filed a motion to have the charges expunged from public record.

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