MASON, Mich. (WLNS) — A Stockbridge man who led authorities on a high-speed chase that ended in the death of a deputy will spend decades in prison.
Employees of the Ingham County Sheriff’s Office packed 30th Circuit Court Wednesday morning to hear the sentence for 34-year-old John Kelsey, who caused the death of one of their own — Deputy Grant Whitaker.
Around 9:30 a.m., Judge James Jamo ended the anticipation, handing down a sentence of 20 to 45 years in prison.
Kelsey showed little emotion has he learned his punishment.
Prosecutors say Kelsey was driving on a suspended or revoked license when he sped past Deputy Grant Whitaker’s patrol vehicle, sparking the high-speed chase Dec. 7.
Court documents indicate Whitaker was driving between 110 and 120 miles per hour seconds before his vehicle veered off the road and hit a tree, causing his death.
A jury found Kelsey guilty last month.
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