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Police: Man allegedly threatens to kill step-son, burn home to ground

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Rickey Whipple, 59, was charged with two-counts of domestic assault on Tuesday. (Credit: Lincoln County Sheriff's Office) Rickey Whipple, 59, was charged with two-counts of domestic assault on Tuesday. (Credit: Lincoln County Sheriff's Office)
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

A man was arrested by Lincoln County deputies for a domestic assault altercation with his step-son on Tuesday.

Rickey Whipple, 59, of Lincoln County, was charged with two felony domestic assaults in the second degree, unlawful use of a weapon an felony resisting arrest.

Police responded to a call around 6 p.m. to the 200 block of South Lindsey Road where they were approached by the victim and his four-year-old son. The victim told police that his step-father, Whipple, was chasing his vehicle and was in possession of a gun.

Whipple later approached the victim's truck and was told to stop by deputies. He was combative and ordered out of his truck, when police noticed his handgun sitting on the dashboard. 

The victim told police that Whipple became verbally upset in his home, went for his guns and said he would kill the victim. The victim left the home with his son, 4, fearing for his life. Before the victim could get away from the residence, Whipple ran into his car with himself and his son in the vehicle.

During the inspection of Whipple's home, police noticed the neighbor's fence had damage to it as well. At the hospital, Whipple told police he was going to kill the victim and burn the home to the ground. No one was injured in the incident.

Whipple is currently housed in a medical facility and under a $100,000 cash-only bond.

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