INFORUM.com | WDAZ.com

WDAY: The News Leader

Published November 10, 2010, 08:37 PM

UND Professor Sentenced In Assault Case

A UND Professor who pled guilty to assaulting a nurse at Altru Hospital will spend about 6 months in jail and will be on supervised probation for 2 years.

A UND Professor who pled guilty to assaulting a nurse at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks will spend about 6 months in jail and will be on supervised probation for 2 years.

Authorities say Erickson was being treated at Altru's psych ward when he became agitated and grabbed one of the nurses by the hair and jerked her about. He was charged with assault and menacing.

The nurse suffered head injuries, was bleeding from the ear, and had a cut lip.

Authorities also say Erickson threatened to hurt another nurse.

Doctor Daniel Erickson is an Assistant Language Professor at UND. He has not been teaching classes this semester but is still considered a UND employee.

Tags: