Traverse City Record-Eagle

February 16, 2011

GT deputy sentenced to six months in jail

BY ALEX PIAZZA
apiazza@record-eagle.com

TRAVERSE CITY — A suspended Grand Traverse sheriff's deputy will face jail time after he assaulted a state police trooper.

Judge Michael J. Haley sentenced Kipp Needham, 36, today to six months in jail and one year probation after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of attempted assaulting, resisting or obstructing a police officer.