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Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 8:00 am

Charges filed by the Utah Attorney General's office against a Grand County Sheriff's deputy are vastly different after an investigation conducted by the Utah County Sheriff's Office.

Timothy “TJ” Brewer, 33, is now being charged with two class A misdemeanors: assault and assault against a peace officer. He is summoned to appear before a judge in Seventh District Court on Aug. 6.

He was originally charged with attempted homicide, a first degree felony; as well as two third degree felonies, a class A misdemeanor, and two class C misdemeanors.

Moab City Police responded to an altercation that was “domestic violence related”, according to a press release, shortly after midnight on Friday, July 12.

His father, Moab Valley Fire Department chief Corky Brewer, was taken to Moab Regional Hospital on Thursday, July 11. He was then sent to a hospital in Grand Junction, Colo., for treatment.

“He was transported to Grand Junction in stable condition,” said Tracy Harris of Moab Regional Hospital.

The nature of Corky Brewer's injuries have not been released to the public. He has since been released from the Grand Junction hospital.

Timothy “T.J.” Brewer was arrested in Moab, then transported to the San Juan County Jail in Monticello. He was originally held with no bail for one count of attempted homicide, one count of aggravated assault, two counts of domestic violence in front a child, one count of assault on a police officer, one count of intoxication and one count of disorderly conduct.

Brewer was then released from the jail on Monday, July 15. His release was contingent upon the conditions that he have no contact with his wife Logan Brewer, his father Corky Brewer, or any indirect contact or contact through third parties. He was also not allowed to have any alcohol consumption. Any visitation with children will be supervised.

According to the order releasing Brewer, he will reside with a family member in Emery County.

Brewer was on paid administrative pending the outcome of the investigation, but resigned before the investigation was completed, said Grand County Sheriff Steve White.

Brewer worked as a sheriff's deputy for 13 years and was assigned to the drug task force.

The family expressed appreciation for the concern and support shown by the Moab community.

“Please don't jump to conclusions and please continue to be supportive to allow the family to heal,” said Doricca Brewer, an aunt of Timothy Brewer.

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