Greensboro man who shot and killed Guilford County’s deputy sheriff was sentenced to 16 years in jail, authorities say |

Ivory Tisdale

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GREENSBORO – A Greensboro man who shot and killed a deputy Guilford County Sheriff’s deputy in 2019 was sentenced to just over 16 years in prison Tuesday (information was modified to correct an error. See correction below. 5:22 p.m. Dec. 16) ) The US Department of Justice announced in a press release.

Ivory Joe Tisdale, 59, pleaded guilty in June of drug and firearms crimes that stemmed from an incident on December 10, 2019.

Just after 7 a.m., MPs called at 1017 Moody St. in Greensboro to search an apartment, the DOJ said.

During the search, Tisdale fired a Smith & Wesson .38 caliber handgun through the front door of the house and hit a MP in the hand, the DOJ said.

At this point, the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office did not identify the deputy. The sheriff’s office also said no MPs returned fire.

After securing the crime scene, MPs searched the residence along with a related business at 3700 Spring Garden St., Suite B, and found about 146 grams of cocaine hydrochloride, the DOJ said.

In addition to Tisdale’s 200-month sentence, a judge ordered him to serve three and five years’ custody at the same time.

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