DEAD DIRTBAG: John Francis Tippett Jr. trying to live up to his burglar/murderer father’s image went out in a blaze of gunfire when he shot at cops
SPRING RIDGE, MD. – The long saga of a lawless redneck flaunting most laws of society and St. Mary’s County came to a just end on Jan. 28, 2020 when he once again violated a protective order to stay away from a woman who had gone to court on Aug. 26, 2019, to keep him away in a case of domestic violence. Tippett was wanted on a bench warrant on that domestic violence charge when he again violated the order to stay away and ended up dead.
When John Francis Tippett Jr. threatened the woman and others with a gun and promised he would kill any police officers who came to arrest him, he barricaded himself in a house.
St. Mary’s Sheriff Tim Cameron reports that Tippett then began firing at police and was killed when police returned fire.
Sheriff Cameron reports that on January 27, 2020, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 19800 block of Three Notch Road in Spring Ridge, Md., for the reported domestic assault, property destruction, and homicidal threats.
Deputies were advised by the victim that John Francis Tippett Jr., 43 of Lexington Park, had access to several weapons and had made threats to harm himself and shoot responding police.
Tippett broke out the windshield of the victim`s vehicle while she was attempting to flee the area. Deputies confirmed Tippett had multiple warrants for his arrest. While interviewing the victim, nearby officers heard numerous shots being fired by the suspect. Several 911 calls were received reporting shots being fired in the area.
Deputies and troopers attempted to contain Tippett and heard shots being fired. St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Department Hostage Negotiations Team responded to the scene and began speaking with Tippett. Tippett went in and out of the residence multiple times, each time shooting at police as well as a compressed gas tank in the driveway. During the encounter, deputies subsequently returned fire striking Tippett.
Police say that life-saving measures were immediately attempted but Tippett succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.
After securing the scene a suspicious bag was discovered in the driveway prompting the request for the response of the State Fire Marshal’s Office. Tippett was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.
John Francis Tippett Jr. still trying to live up to his burglar/murderer father’s image
SOLOMON’S ISLAND, MD. – Continuing to build on his own criminal record, Johnny Tippett Jr. added more to his arrest resume in Calvert County, reports the Calvert Sheriff. John Tippett Sr. was a famous burglar in St. Mary’s County until he killed his burglary partner at Scotland Beach. Up until the slaying of Dino DeCarlo, Tippett was able to trade information to get charges dropped. That changed, Tippett Sr. was convicted of murder and served time in the Big House until he was paroled with a case of terminal cancer and soon joined his old burglary partner in the graveyard.
On July 25, 2019, Deputy Grierson responded to the Thomas Johnson Bridge in Solomon’s to assist Deputy Shrawder with a subject who was possibly wanted through Virginia. Upon arrival, Deputy Grierson made contact with two subjects, April Christine Chedester, 39, and John Francis Tippett Jr., 43. Tippett was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Jail where he was served with an active warrant for being a Fugitive from Justice in Virginia. On July 26, 2019, Tippett was released from the Calvert Jail.
Chedester advised she had drugs on her person and handed over a cardboard fold with cocaine inside. Chedester was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Jail, where she was charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana.
Tippett, of 48551 Havirland Road, Lexington Park, Md., was out of the Calvert Jail in record time and on July 29, 2019, at 12:13 am, he was cited by Maryland State Trooper John Preston for speeding on All Faith Church Road at Pilkerton in Huntersville, Md., while operating a Hyundai Elantra with Maryland tags 03464OT.
John Francis Tippett Jr. entered into a plea deal with St. Mary’s States Attorney Richard Fritz on June 30, 2015, for a charge of possession of drugs such as heroin or cocaine. THE DEAL: four years in prison and a charge of dealing drugs was dropped. Court records reflect a sealed secret status was removed from the case on July 1, 2015. The use of a calendar reveals that Tippett didn’t spend four years in prison.
Following his indictment by the St. Mary’s County Grand Jury, Tippett entered a guilty plea to felony theft in Circuit Court on April 3, 2015. THE DEAL: in yet another Master of Illusion of court tricks, St. Mary’s States Attorney Richard Fritz let Tippett off with ten years in prison. Tippett was given credit for 94 days of time served and allowed to be sent to the Maryland nuthouse for prisoners, the Patuxent Institution. Naturally, Tippett didn’t serve ten years and was back out on the streets.