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Lawmaker, alleged assailant, reach agreement

FALL RIVER — A state lawmaker and a man accused of assaulting him have reached an agreement and no criminal complaint will be issued, even though a clerk magistrate found probable cause to bring charges.

The deal between state Representative Christopher Markey and David Oliveira reached Wednesday apparently closes the case.

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The Dartmouth Democrat said he was using his phone outside a school on March 9 while one of his children was playing basketball inside when Oliveira shoved him, sending him to the hospital with a collapsed lung and sore ribs.

Police said the altercation may have been sparked by Oliveira’s failure to land a state job.

The Standard-Times reported that neither man would discuss terms of the agreement following a show-cause hearing during which probable cause to bring charges was found.

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