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Former Brighton Firefighter Avoids Jail Time For Assaulting Ex-Wife

BRIGHTON, Colo. (CBS4) – A former Brighton firefighter who assaulted and stalked his ex-wife will not spend any time behind bars for the crimes.

Randy Cleveland had nothing to say after his sentencing hearing Friday. He escaped jail time and was sentenced to four years probation for assaulting and stalking his then wife.

Police were called several times to Cleveland’s Brighton home where he lived with his wife and their two children. His wife later filed for divorce. She accused him of serious charges, including pushing her down the stairs while pregnant, punching her, striking her with a hammer, stomping on and breaking her toe, sexually assaulting her, and child abuse involving their young children.

Under a plea agreement Cleveland pleaded guilty to felony stalking and misdemeanor assault. His ex-wife cried through her statement before he was sentenced and left the courtroom surrounded by her family.

Cleveland’s wife told CBS4, “After two long years I’m happy this has finally concluded. I’m happy he was held responsible for what he did. I’m happy with the court’s decision regarding sentencing.”

Cleveland can face jail time if he violates his probation.


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