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Former US Marine Recruiter Once Named Person of Interest in Murder Was Arrested for Violating Probation

Frank Lipka, 39, was once named a person of interest in the death of 21-year-old Joey Brancato. He was charged with assaulting a pizza delivery driver last September

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    Person of Interest in Death of Recruit Back in Court

    A former U.S. Marine recruiter who was once a person of interest in the death of a recruit was arrested Tuesday in Salem, Massachusetts for allegedly violating his probation.

    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018)

    A former U.S. Marine recruiter who was once a person of interest in the death of a recruit was arrested Tuesday in Salem, Massachusetts for allegedly violating his probation.

    Frank Lipka, 39, was arraigned in May on charges of assaulting a pizza delivery driver in a September 2017 encounter. His arrest stems from his alleged failure to notify probation officers of his whereabouts.

    According to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office, a warrant for Lipka’s arrest was issued after the suspect allegedly allowed the batteries in his GPD monitor to run down. Officials say he failed to return calls when probation officers attempted to locate him.

    Lipka briefly appeared in a Salem courtroom Wednesday morning and is heading to Suffolk County District Court in Boston to face charges of violating probation.

    Person of Interest in Death of Recruit Due in Court

    [NECN] Person of Interest in Death of Recruit Due in Court

    A Marine recruiter linked to a recruit, whose body was found along a Massachusetts highway last month, will face a judge Tuesday in an unrelated case.

    (Published Tuesday, April 24, 2018)

    Lipka was named a person of interest in the death of 21-year-old Joey Brancato, who went missing while he was living with Lipka and preparing to join the U.S. Marine Corps. Brancato’s body was eventually found near Interstate 95 in Canton, Massachusetts.

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