Property Owners Charged In TeenÂ?s Drowning 7-16-2010 - WNEM TV 5

Property Owners Charged In TeenÂ?s Drowning 7-16-2010

Two adults have been charged in connection with the drowning death of a Bullock Creek High School student.
Edenville Township’s Clayton E. Gibbs, 49, and Dana L. Gibbs, 47, were arraigned Thursday on single counts of tampering with evidence. Dana Gibbs faces an additional charge of furnishing a place to consume alcohol for consideration.
Trent Ripper, 17, died in June of 2009 after his car went into the Tittabawassee River.
Investigators said Ripper had attended a graduation party for the couple’s son and that alcohol was available at the party.
The Gibbs’ pleaded not guilty to the charges and free on bond.
The charge of tampering with evidence is punishable by up to four years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
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