Higginsville man faces felony charges following standoff

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

A Higginsville man faces multiple felony charges after a disturbance and subsequent standoff with law enforcement officers on Monday, Jan. 29, in Lafayette County.
A probable cause statement received from the Lafayette County Circuit Court states when authorities arrived at a residence in the 1700 block of Lipper Avenue, in Higginsville, four children ran out of the residence. Their mother reportedly exited the residence a short time later. A 30-minute standoff with law-enforcement officers ensued. During the standoff, the statement says, the resident allegedly pointed an assault-style rifle at authorities, as well as the children and his wife, and threatened to shoot them. Eventually, John David Pippin III, 39, gave up and was arrested, according to the statement.
Unofficial online court documents state Pippin has been charged with two counts of a class A felony for assault or attempted assault in the first degree, causing serious physical injury or special victim; a class D felony for endangering the welfare of a child; and two counts of an unclassified felony for armed criminal action.
Pippin’s bond has been set at $250,000, according to unofficial online court documents. His initial hearing at Lafayette County Circuit Court in Lexington is pending.

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