Ex-Arizona assistant coach gets prison term in stalking case

Updated: May 14, 2018, 4:27 PM ET
Associated Press

TUCSON, Ariz. -- A former University of Arizona assistant track and field coach convicted of assaulting a female student-athlete has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Craig Carter was sentenced Monday after being convicted in March of aggravated assault and assault with a dangerous instrument.

He also pleaded guilty last month to charges of stalking and violating a protective order.

Carter will serve three years in prison on the stalking charge and 2 + years for violating the protective order with the sentences running concurrently to the five-year sentence.

He had faced up to 23 years in prison.

The 50-year-old ex-coach didn't testify during his trial but admitted to authorities that he choked the woman and threatened her with a box cutter in 2015 when she wanted to end their relationship.


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