Tennessee man sentenced in Arpaio death threat

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PHOENIX (CBS5) -

A Knoxville, TN, man who pleaded guilty to threatening to kill Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his family was sentenced to supervised probation, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.

Adam Eugene Cox, 33, was given the sentence Tuesday was also ordered to pay court costs.

Cox was arrested Jan. 27 as the prime suspect in one of two death threat investigations involving internet postings.

According to Knox County, TN Sheriff's deputies, Cox has a history of assault.

Knox's postings allude to his support of President Barack Obama and that Arpaio's investigation into the legitimacy of the president's birth certificate might be behind the threat, according to Arpaio's office.

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