Traverse City Record-Eagle


January 23, 2011

Suspended officer expected to plead to misdemeanor

TRAVERSE CITY — A suspended Grand Traverse County deputy could avoid two felony convictions if he pleads guilty to a misdemeanor. Kipp Needham, a 12-year member of the sheriff's department and its 2007 employee of the year, is expected to plead guilty to a misdemeanor count of attempted assaulting, resisting or obstructing a police officer, court records show.

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