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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 2023-01-24 17:54:51-05

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 pre-trial conference on Wed. March 8, at 10:00 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.
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