Middlebury man who helped beat up Michigan State Trooper sentenced

(Photo supplied/Berrien County Sheriff's Office)

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) — A Middlebury man accused in an attack on a Michigan State Police trooper has been sentenced to 15 to 50 years in prison.

19-year-old Travis Wise, of Middlebury, appeared Monday in a Berrien County court on a charge of assault with intent to murder.

Police say Trooper Garry Guild was chasing a stolen motorcycle Feb. 20 in Berrien County near the Indiana state line. Wise’s half brother, Michael Barber of Mishawaka, charged Guild after crashing the motorcycle. Police say Wise then pulled up and joined in attacking Guild.

Two motorists stopped the men, allowing the officer to arrest his attackers. Barber was earlier convicted and sentenced to at least 14 years behind bars.

Wise pleaded no contest last month.

READER: Middlebury man sentenced to at least 14 years in prison in trooper attack


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