Man In Custody After Early Morning Disturbance

Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 12/03/18 

On 12/03/2018 at approximately 7:30 a.m., deputies with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 4700 block of Portland Road NE near Salem.  When deputies arrived they developed probable to arrest Richard Allen Lipps, age 50, of Salem.

Deputies believe that Mr. Lipps assaulted his girlfriend and killed her dog by choking it to death after an early morning argument.  When deputies arrested Mr. Lipps he attempted to bite and later spit at deputies in an attempt to escape their custody.

Mr. Lipps is currently at the Marion County Jail for the crimes of Harassment, Criminal Mischief III, Menacing, Attempted Assault on a Police Officer, Aggravated Animal Abuse and Attempted Escape III.  Mr. Lipps is scheduled to be arraigned at the Marion County Circuit Court Annex on 12/04 at 3:00 p.m.   

There are no previous booking images of Mr. Lipps.  His booking image will be made available as soon as deputies can safely process him.  This time frame is not yet known.