Ex-Sevier County deputy gets probation for assault
SEVIERVILLE — A former Sevier County Sheriff’s Office deputy convicted of attacking a neighbor earlier this year will spend the next five years on probation, a judge announced Monday.
Mark Lipton, 43, of Sevierville was sentenced during a hearing in Sever County Circuit Court before Judge Richard Vance.
Conditions of Lipton’s probation include that he undergo anger management counseling, a prosecutor said.
A Sevier County jury found Lipton guilty on March 23 of one count of aggravated assault for attacking a neighbor as the man road an ATV.
Authorities said the victim told them Lipton knocked him off the ATV then threatened him with a gun.