Child Abuse Plea for State Trooper

An Upper Peninsula state trooper in the Upper Peninsula charged with two misdemeanors will not go to jail.

41-year-old Gregory Filpus of Pelkie was assigned to the Calumet State Police Post.

In November, Filpus was charged with two counts each of misdemeanor domestic violence and fourth-degree child abuse.

In 97th District Court today, he 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.

That means the conviction will not appear on his record if the terms of the probation are met.

The court also ordered him to have no contact with his wife or children pending the outcome of family court proceedings.

Filpus has been suspended with pay pending the court proceedings.

Further disciplinary action may be handed down by the State Police.

Posted by: Mike Hoey