- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - A Woodbury County supervisor accused of shooting a gun into the air near his wife has been given 30 days in jail.

The Sioux City Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1zjqOzk ) 44-year-old David Tripp received the sentence Tuesday in district court for domestic abuse assault. He was ordered to report to jail by Friday.

Tripp, a former jailer, was accused in December of firing a gun in the air in the driveway of his home. His wife was nearby but was not hurt.

Tripp said Tuesday he had thought about aiming the gun at himself. His attorney says his client is seeing a psychiatrist after being diagnosed with depression. He is also seeing a counselor for alcohol abuse.

Tripp was elected as a county supervisor in 2010. His term will end in January.

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Information from: Sioux City Journal, https://www.siouxcityjournal.com


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