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Grand jury indicts inmate who attacked attorney

Tony Pippin (Photo: Hamilton County Justice Center) Tony Pippin (Photo: Hamilton County Justice Center)

A Hamilton County grand jury indicted an inmate for attacking his attorney at the Hamilton County Justice Center on Nov. 3, Prosecutor Joe Deters announced.

Tony Pippin, who is currently serving 24 years for rape charges, allegedly punched his attorney, Roger Kirk, four to five times, Deters said.

Officials say Pippin entered the room handcuffed and accompanied by a Hamilton County Justice Center Correction Officer.  A few minutes into his meeting with Kirk, he removed his handcuffs using a piece of metal - stood up and punched Kirk.

Pippin was subdued by a staff member at the Justice Center, Deters said.  Kirk suffered a concussion and bruising and was transported by life squad to a local hospital. 

Pippin is charged with escape, felonious assault, assault and retaliation, in the attack.  If convicted of all charges, he faces in excess of 19 years in prison.

He still faces numerous rape, felonious assault, weapons and burglary charges from 2012.

Pippin is accused of several rapes in the Delhi area in 2012. Investigators say there are at least four victims, including a minor. The other three victims had all visited the Knotty Pine bar in White Oak.

“Pippin is an extremely dangerous criminal.  He is serving time for the rape of a child and faces many additional rape charges for following women home from a bar and then attacking them in their homes.  There are no words to describe Pippin.  He is a dangerous and evil person,” said Deters.

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