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CHEROKEE, Iowa -- A Cleghorn, Iowa, man has been placed on probation for charges related to a standoff with law enforcement officers last summer.

District Judge Carl Petersen on Thursday suspended a two-year prison sentence and placed Todd Brown on probation for two years. Brown also must pay $940 in fines.

Brown, 44, pleaded guilty last month in Cherokee County District Court to misdemeanor charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and assault causing bodily injury or mental illness. Two counts of felony assault on a peace officer were dismissed as part of a plea agreement.

Officers responding to a report of an assault on July 7 in the 200 block of Grace Street in Cleghorn encountered Brown, who displayed an AR-15 rifle as authorities approached the house. Brown refused orders to put the gun down, then went to his back yard and told officers to come get him.

Brown eventually surrendered after a short standoff with officers from multiple law enforcement agencies.

The assault victim sustained a cut lip, small cut on his head and a finger injury.

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