A New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy has lost his job after an altercation with an electric company technician.
Authorities say Deputy Reed Roberts was at his Rocky Point home, waiting for electricity to be restored when the incident occurred.
According to officials Deputy Reed used his taser on electricity technician.
The technician is said to be okay.
After an internal investigation, the sheriff's office terminated Reed.
He's been with the department since January of 2012.