PRESS RELEASE, 11/13/2015

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces indictment of Hamilton County Justice Center inmate who attacked attorney

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Tony Pippin (DOB 7-19-73) in the November 3rd attack on his appellate attorney, Roger Kirk, at the Hamilton County Justice Center.  Pippin is charged with 1 count of Escape (Felony 2), 1 count of Felonious Assault (Felony 2), 1 count of Assault (Felony 5) and 1 count of Retaliation (Felony 3).  If convicted of all charges, he faces in excess of 19 years in prison.

Pippin, currently serving 24 years for rape charges, and still facing numerous rape, felonious assault, weapons and burglary charges, met with his appellate attorney, Roger Kirk, in a professional area of the Justice Center.  Pippin entered the room handcuffed and shackled accompanied by a Hamilton County Justice Center Correction Officer.   A few minutes into his meeting with his attorney, Pippin stood and punched his attorney in the face 4-5 times. 

Pippin removed his handcuffs using a piece of metal and was able to punch his attorney before being subdued by staff at the Justice Center.  Mr. Kirk suffered a concussion and bruising and was transported by life squad to a local hospital.

Prosecutor Deters commented, “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.”