sipeA prominent Kingman defense attorney has been selected to serve as Mohave County Commissioner Court judge pro tem. Presiding Judge Charles Gurtler has appointed Sipe to the post after reviewing recommendations of a screening and interview panel. Other finalists who interviewed for the position include Mohave County Legal Defender Ron Gileo and deputy county attorneys Doug Camacho and Rod Albright. Court Administrator Kip Anderson said Sipe accepted the job offer Tuesday morning. He’ll start his new job January 5th, taking charge of a mostly criminal caseload. Sipe succeeds Derek Carlisle who served as Commissioner for five years. By virtue of his primary election win in August Carlisle succeeds retiring Mohave County Superior Court Judge Randolph Bartlett at the start of the new year.

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