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Prosecution deferred in case of sheriff charged with assault

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GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A city attorney in Montana has agreed to defer prosecution of a sheriff charged with assaulting his girlfriend during a law enforcement convention.
Helena City Attorney Thomas Jodoin tells the Great Falls Tribune ( that the woman would not testify against Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards.
Edwards could see the misdemeanor partner or family member assault charge dismissed on Feb. 1 if he remains law abiding for six months, completes 40 hours of anger management and continues to see a counselor.
Jodoin says he reached the agreement with Edwards on Tuesday.
Helena police responded to a hotel on June 15 where officers were attending the state Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association's annual convention. A law enforcement officer who heard a commotion in Edwards' room called 911.
Information from: Great Falls Tribune,

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