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Fremont County Sheriff's Office arrests man after homicide

Joseph Tippet was arrested after a homicide on S. Raynolds in Canon City
Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Posted at 6:52 PM, Jan 13, 2023
and last updated 2023-08-01 23:57:06-04

CANON CITY, Colorado — The Fremont County Sheriff's Office arrested a suspect in a homicide on the night of January 6th in Canon City.

It happened around 9 p.m. on the 400 block of S. Raynolds Ave. near Aftermath Haunted House.

Once on scene, deputies located a deceased male with signs of trauma.

During the investigation, 36-year-old Joseph Tippet was taken into custody by Colorado State Patrol in Salida. He was transported to the Fremont County Detention Center, where he is being held on a $1 million bond.

On January 24, the Fremont County Coroner's Office informed News5 that the victim has been identified as 72-year-old William Tippet.

Joseph Tippet has been charged with one count of first-degree homicide. He is due back in court for a status conference on Wed. March 22, at 9:00 a.m.

Editor's Note: When this article was first published, News5 did not know the identity of the victim. The victim's identity has been added, as well as the suspect's upcoming court date.

In an effort to better understand crime in Southern Colorado. News 5 will continue to track homicides across Colorado in 2023 to provide a picture of violent crime trends across Southern Colorado.


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