Suspended State Trooper Faces Charges

A Upper Peninsula Michigan State Police trooper who found himself charged with two misdemeanors will not have to go to jail.

41–year–old Gregory Filpus of Pelkie was assigned to the Calumet Post of the Michigan State Police. Last November, Filpus was charged with two counts of misdemeanor domestic violence and fourth degree child abuse.

In 97th District Court today, Filpus entered a plea of No Contest to one of each of those counts in exchange for the others being dropped. He was sentenced to 12 to 24 months probation with a delayed sentence of the domestic violence charge which means the conviction will not appear on Filpus’s record if the terms of the probation are met.

The court also ordered no contact to be allowed with Filpus’s wife or children pending the outcome of family court proceedings. In addition, Filpus must complete a domestic violence intervention class and serve three days community service.

Filpus had been suspended with pay pending the court proceedings. Further disciplinary action may be handed down by the State Police.

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