Worcester Sheriff’s Deputy Suspended during Assault Investigation

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The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office has arrested and charged Deputy Sheriff Corporal Stephen Gulyas of Pocomoke City after a domestic related incident. His police powers were suspended on Monday – and he remains suspended pending the outcome of an internal investigation – and the outcome of the criminal charges. Gulyas, who is 36, is charged with 2nd degree assault. The Maryland State Police are investigating the criminal offense. Gulyas has been with the WCSO since 2010 and was serving as a K9 handler at the time the investigation began.

Worcester County Sheriff Matt Crisafulli issued the following statement:

“I take this charge very seriously and I applaud the diligence and care taken by the Maryland State Police. It’s important that everyone knows that the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office values transparency and sharing critical information with the public. While I cannot comment further, as it could jeopardize the investigation, I fully believe that the community deserves to know when a member of this agency has been charged with a crime.”