Gastonia police officer accused of assaulting a woman

Gaston County Sheriff's Office

A Gastonia police officer has been charged with assault on a female after he allegedly beat up a woman.

Joshua Marvin McSwain, 34, was booked in to the Gaston County Jail Thursday evening, Feb. 21 before being released on a $5,000 unsecured bond minutes later. 

No further details have been released in connection to the reported assault. 

Officer McSwain was hired with the Gastonia Police Department on Jan. 22, 2018. he has been suspended with pay pending further investigation.