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Man hit with fence board, 2 arrested

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POSTED March 13, 2014 1:19 a.m.

Two Ripon residents were jailed a day apart after what police described as a violent confrontation that had taken place less than a block away from the city’s downtown area.

Ripon Police officers initially responded Tuesday to a call in the 100 block of Locust Avenue about a fight in progress between a man and a woman. The female, Lisa Marie Triplett, 43, had allegedly struck a man in the back with a fence board.

First Sgt. Steve Merchant said the woman had reportedly threatened the victim and was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on charges of battery with possible serious bodily injury and threats with intent to terrorize.

The second suspect reportedly fled the scene prior to the arrival of officers, Merchant said.

On Wednesday afternoon officers again responded to the same residence in the 100 block of North Locust Avenue regarding additional threats being made to a witness in the case.

Officers Mike Perry and Kenny Steele found the suspect hiding in a back yard shed where he was taken into custody. Kenneth Raymond Franklin Triplett, 28, also of Ripon was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on charges of threats with intent to terrorize, resisting arrest and on multiple outstanding warrants for his arrest.

Sgt. Merchant said his department had received multiple inquiries about the police activity near the downtown area on Wednesday. Merchant said even though this arrest was without incident, his department believes in keeping the public informed of police activity in their city.

Lisa Triplett is being held in lieu of $200,000 bail with a court date set for next Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Manteca Branch of the San Joaquin County Superior Court. Kenny Triplett had his bail set at $150,000 for the fresh charges against him; however his outstanding warrants increased his incarceration to a no bail status. His court date has also been set for March 13, but earlier in the day at 8:30 a.m. 

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