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AN IOLA MAN IN ON A DIVERSION AGREEMENT FOR A CHARGE FROM NORTON COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT.  BRANDON WILLIAMS FROM IOLA WAS CHARGED WITH A VIOLATION OF AN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACT, WHICH WAS STARTING A FIRE, A CLASS A MISDEMEANOR.  THAT CHARGE WAS IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED JULY 9TH INCIDENT.  HE ENTERED INTO A SIX-MONTH DIVERSION AGREEMENT WITH THE COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE.  WILLIAMS WILL BE ON UNSUPERVISED PROBATION FOR THE SIX MONTHS.  HE WAS ASSESSED 160 DOLLARS IN COURT COSTS, 100-DOLLAR ASSESSMENT FEE AND 200-DOLLAR DIVERSION FEE, ACCORDING TO NORTON COUNTY ATTORNEY DOUG SEBELIUS.