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Celeste Man Sues Hunt Co. Sheriff's Office

A 31 year-old Celeste man shot by deputies in 2016 is suing the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office. 

The Herald-Banner reported today that Scott Sipe is seeking $2.5 million in damages and an additional $87,000 in medical expenses. Sipe allegedly had made abusive calls to 911 two years ago. He then allegedly attacked a deputy and was TASERed and then shot.

An August trial ended in a hung jury. In December, Sipe pled guilty to resisting arrest.

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