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Forum staff reports, Published May 06 2013

Former Arizona sheriff's deputy pleads guilty in West Fargo attack

FARGO – A former sheriff’s deputy for Maricopa County in Arizona pleaded guilty Monday in a Cass County court case that alleges he drove to West Fargo to beat up a man who slept with his wife.

Timothy Abrahamson, 41, of Glendale, Ariz. pleaded guilty to one count of Class C felony aggravated assault.

Charging documents state Abrahamson drove to West Fargo Sept. 16 and confronted the victim, Jason Swart, in the driveway of Swart’s home.

Swart, an high school classmate of Abrahamson’s wife, reconnected with her on Facebook. Court documents state Swart lost part of an ear in the assault.

The judge ordered a presentencing investigation. A sentencing date hasn’t been set.