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Last week a policeman was arrested on domestic violence charges against the Clackamas County Sheriffs Office. He allegedly choked his wife, told her that he wanted to kill her and carried a gun on her head, police said.
Micah Hibpshman turned himself in to the Oregon City Police on Friday and was arrested on suspicion of misusing a weapon on accusations of strangulation, menacing, coercion and unlawful use of a weapon, according to the State Chief Jim Band.
Investigative authorities in Oregon City are received information relating to domestic violence allegations against Sgt. Hibpshman earlier last week and began investigating immediately, Band said.
An employee of the sheriffs office informed The Oregonians in early October of the abuse allegations and asked a supervisor to discuss the concerns with her and called her a supervisor. The investigation had been revolved and contacted Band about the violation. Gates asked Gates to begin an investigation on Dec. 13th.
The investigation showed that Hibpshman had been accused of choking his wife, while she repeatedly told him to stop, said Gates.
According to Gates' audio files, Hibpshman's wife was heard telling her husband to stop, that he was being abusive and that she wanted to leave. It is based on his wifes story.
Hibpshman stood over his wife while she sat on the floor and he turned gun on his head, according to Gates.
Hibpshman, 46, is at the county's county jail for 14 years, a county spokesperson said. He has an average salary of a little over 1022,000 dollars, but was released after posting a bail bail.
The sheriff said that the agency knew of the arrest and that Hibpshman was put on pay administrative leave if the county gave it a state policy.
Wildhaber said he's working with the Clackamas County DAs and the Oregon City Police Department.
A spokesperson for the district attorneys office of Clackamas said the case would be handled by the prosecutors in Marion County to avoid the apparent offend of interest.
Correction: In a previous version of this story incorrectly stated how the police in Oregon City learned of the allegations.
- Kale Williams. 503-294-4048; @sfkale