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State to Prosecute County Attorney Attacker

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DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa attorney general's office will handle the prosecution of a convicted murderer who allegedly attacked the Dubuque County attorney last week.

County Attorney Ralph Potter was allegedly assaulted by Michael Mayton after Mayton was found guilty Friday of second-degree murder. Mayton and Potter was in the hall outside a courtroom when the felon reportedly hit Potter with his cuffed hands, knocking the prosecutor to the floor. Potter was treated at a local hospital and later released.

A spokeswoman for the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says charges against the 41-year-old Mayton will likely be filed later this week.

Mayton was found guilty Friday in the fatal stabbing of David Tate during a street fight in Dubuque in August 2009. Mayton faces up to 50 years in prison.

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