Arizona man arraigned in death of Utah deputy

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- An Arizona man accused of fatally shooting a Utah sheriff's deputy has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and other charges.

Scott Curley's attorney entered the plea on his behalf Monday in Coconino County Superior Court.

Authorities allege the 23-year-old Curley used a high-powered scope rifle to kill Kane County Sheriff's Deputy Brian Harris in Fredonia last month. The town sits just south of the Utah border.

Curley also faces charges of aggravated assault on a police officer, aggravated assault on a citizen, burglary and theft.

Following the shooting, Curley fled on foot into the wilderness along the Utah-Arizona border. He was captured four days later near Kanab, Utah.

His next court date is Oct. 25.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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