Deputies: Williamsburg man threatened woman with gun

2 months 4 weeks 52 minutes ago Thursday, July 20 2017 Jul 20, 2017 Thursday, July 20, 2017 5:50:00 PM CDT July 20, 2017 in News
By: Sydney Kalich, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

CALLAWAY COUNTY - A Williamsburg man was arrested on Thursday and accused of domestic assault, including pointing a rifle at the victim's head and threatening to kill them.

According to the Callaway County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a call for a reported domestic disturbance involving a firearm in the 5000 block of O'Keefe Ridge Road on Wednesday evening. While the deputies investigated, they learned that the suspect, Richard Tipton, had fled the scene, the report said.

Deputies said they found Tipton about an hour and a half later when they stopped a vehicle that Tipton was a passenger in. 

Deputies said Tipton choked and physically assaulted the victim numerous times before obtaining a rifle. Once Tipton had obtained a rifle, deputies said, he allegedly pointed the rifle at the victim's head and threatened to kill the victim if they ever contacted police. 

Tipton was charged with two counts of domestic assault, armed criminal action, tampering with a victim and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Tipton was in the Callaway County Jail. 

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