(Versailles, Ind.) – A former employee of the Ripley County Jail who was charged in 2011 with domestic violence has been arrested again for violating a court order.
The Ripley County Sheriff’s Office and the Ripley County Probation Office arrested Dennis Pippin. Sheriff Tom Grills said the probation department received a complaint of Pippin violating a no contact order against his spouse through Ripley Superior Court on Tuesday.
After confirming the court order was in effect, Pippin was incarcerated for violating the order by a sheriff's deputy around 9:00 p.m.
Pippin is being held in the Ripley County Jail pending his initial hearing, if charged. Pippin was a former employee of the Ripley County Jail back in 2011.
In a news release, the Sheriff Grills stated "It is sad that a person like Dennis has made the decision he has to put himself in this position. My office is committed to enforcing the law in manner that is in the best interest to all involved in the issue. These types of issues happen everywhere, in every work environment. Sometimes we do not understand why people do what they do, however it is how those in leadership capacities deal with the issue that is important. 'Sweeping things under the rug' or ignoring them are not appropriate, and compromise the integrity of any occupation or business."