Traverse City Record-Eagle


January 27, 2011

Deal may spare deputy jail

TRAVERSE CITY — Prosecutors dropped felony charges against a suspended sheriff's deputy accused of assaulting and injuring a state police trooper, assaulting two female relatives, and being drunk while possessing a firearm. A key to a deal that could spare Kipp Needham a jail stint and possibly save his job as a Grand Traverse County sheriff's deputy: an anti-fungal medication that allegedly affected his behavior.

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