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Deputy facing assault charges has been fired

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A Henderson County Sheriff’s deputy, who was arrested and charged with assault on a female Tuesday night, has been fired.

Major Frank Stout of the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, gave this report of the incident:

"On July 11, at 6:23 pm, the Asheville Police Department responded to a domestic violence call. Cory Thomas Burton, age 39 of Arden, was arrested and charged with assault on a female. Burton was being held in the Buncombe County Jail on no bond. His employment with the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office has been terminated."

Burton was released from jail on an unsecured bond around 4 p.m. Wednesday, a jail official said.