Man Sentenced For Assault On State Trooper

The man convicted of assaulting a Michigan State Police trooper along the side of US-31 near Buchanan back in February has been sentenced to a minimum of 14 years in prison for the incident. 21-year-old Michael Barber was found guilty of six counts last month. Prosecutors say he and his brother assaulted Trooper Garry Guild on February 20 after Michael Barber crashed a stolen motorcycle. He was sentenced Wednesday by Berrien County Judge Angela Pasula. According to our reporting partners at WNDU News Center 16, the prosecution had asked Pasula for the longest sentence possible. Barber’s lengthy juvenile criminal history was also discussed in court. Barber’s brother is being tried separately.