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Updated May 7, 2013 - 7:54 am

Former Arizona deputy pleads guilty in out-of-state assault

FARGO, N.D. — An Arizona sheriff’s deputy accused of driving to North
Dakota and assaulting a man who had an affair with his wife has pleaded guilty
to felony aggravated assault.

A sentencing date was not immediately set for 41-year-old Timothy Abrahamson,
of Glendale, Ariz. He faces up to five years in prison.

Abrahamson was accused of driving to West Fargo last September and confronting
Jason Swart in Swart’s driveway. Court documents state Swart lost part of an ear
in the assault.

The Forum newspaper reported that Swart was a high
school classmate of Abrahamson’s wife.

Abrahamson no longer works for the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department in


Information from: The Forum,


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