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North Carolina deputy fired after assault arrest

Posted July 13

— A sheriff's deputy in North Carolina has been fired after he was arrested on an assault charge.

The Henderson County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that Asheville police responded to a domestic violence call Tuesday evening.

Thirty-nine-year-old Cory Thomas Burton of Arden has been charged with assaulting a female. Burton is being held in the Buncombe County jail. It was not known if he has an attorney.

The senior deputy had been with the department since November 2015.

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