Man Charged In Two Saturday Morning Shots Fired Disturbances In Cottage Hill

July 13, 2019


A Cantonment man is facing multiple felony charges after two shots fired disturbances in Cottage Hill Saturday morning.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 1800 block of Williams Ditch Road about 4 a.m. The victim reported that as he exited his vehicle someone driving a dark colored SUV fired two shots at him, according to Sgt. Melanie Peterson. She said the victim identified the gunman as 38-year old James Peter Tipton of Cantonment.

About 7 a.m. deputies responded to another shots fired disturbance a short distance away in the 1400 block of Highway 95A. Tipton’s uncle reported that Tipton drove into his yard, and the uncle observed Tipton removing guns from his SUV and placing them into the bed of the victim’s truck, Peterson said. The victim also stated that Tipton fired two shots from a rifle into the woods.

Tipton was taken into custody without incident. There were no injuries reported.

The complete list of charges against Tipton was not immediately available, but he is expected to be charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, burglary and other felonies, Peterson said.

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6 Responses to “Man Charged In Two Saturday Morning Shots Fired Disturbances In Cottage Hill”

  1. Sierra on July 15th, 2019 11:40 am

    Way to go sgt peterson

  2. Sslay on July 13th, 2019 6:48 pm

    Way to go Sgt Peterson

  3. judge dred on July 13th, 2019 6:45 pm

    Unstable, unpredictable, take guns, take vehicle, try. convict, imprison.

  4. josh on July 13th, 2019 3:01 pm

    ain’t nothing give century a run bahahhahha

  5. sam on July 13th, 2019 1:00 pm

    looks like cantonment is giving century a run for its money.

  6. Nick Black on July 13th, 2019 12:46 pm

    Yeah, he also drove through and tore down Mr. Lee’s fence and drug it through my yard on McKenzie

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