Gysler Found Guilty Of Felony Assault
Wolf Point native Paul Kermit Gysler, 40, has been found guilty of felony assault on a peace officer for attacking a Whitefish Police officer in 2021.
A jury deliberated for a little under an hour before returning with the verdict on Tuesday, Dec. 13.
Gysler’s sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 25, 2023.
After a police officer allegedly saw Gysler urinating in public near city hall during the early morning hours of July 17, 2021, the officer approached Gysler.
Gysler was “immediately agitated,” according to court documents. When the officer instructed him to put his hands behind his back, Gysler pushed away and tensed up.
When the officer failed to put Gysler on the ground, Gysler went on top of the officer and used his body weight to hold him down, according to court documents.
The officer regained control by using a stun gun, but not before suffering injuries to his elbow and finger.
Gysler is facing between five and 20 years in the state prison and a maximum fine of $50,000.