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Kevin, Geraldine Pippin charged in police K9 shooting

A Redbone man has been charged in the shooting of Jimi, a Griffin Police Department K9 assigned to Officer Chad Moxon, here in November. Kevin Pippin, 37, of Yatesville-Forsyth Road was charged Monday with aggravated cruelty to animals and tampering with evidence. His mother, former Lamar tax commissioner Geraldine Pippin, 66, of 1693 Ramah Church Road, has been charged with tampering with evidence. A third person, Deborah Flynt, 40, of Atlanta, also faces one count of tampering with evidence. In a news release, sheriff Larry Waller said Jimi and another dog belonging to Moxon were not taken from their kennel as originally thought. The dogs had strayed onto property owned by the Pippins when Jimi was shot. The case was worked by GBI special agent Marc Mansfield and LCSO investigators Capt. Todd Pippin and Sgt. Buddy McBride. For Pippin’s side of the story, see the 3.2.2010 print/e-edition of The Herald-Gazette.

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