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Published September 24, 2010, 03:56 PM

UND Professor accused of assaulting a nurse reaches plea deal

Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) - A UND Professor accused of assaulting a nurse at Altru has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) - A UND Professor accused of assaulting a nurse at Altru has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors.

Doctor Daniel Erickson is an Assistant Language Professor at UND. Authorities say he was being treated at Altru's psych ward when he became agitated and grabbed one of the nurses by the hair and jerked her, causing head injuries and cuts.

They say he also threatened to hurt another nurse. If a judge accepts the plea agreement, Erickson would be sentenced to 60 days in jail and 18 months of supervision. Sentencing is set for November 2nd.

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