Alba Police Sergeant Arrested
July 18, 2023 – Hopkins County Sheriff Deputies responded to a Disturbance with Weapon call this week. When they arrived at the rural Cumby address, they found David Reed Tipps, age 46, standing in the front yard of his residence. For the safety of deputies, Tipps was directed to walk backwards toward them with his hands on his head. Tipps was handcuffed, mirandized, and informed that he was being detained while an investigation was performed.
At the residence, Deputies spoke with Tipps’ wife. She advised that there were additional assault victims. Tipps allegedly admitted that he had accidently struck the other victims’ vehicle on CR 1149. The spouse also reported that she was assaulted by Tipps.
When deputies contacted the owner of the vehicle, accidently struck by Tipps, they received a different version of the event. They claimed that Tipps’ wife contacted them for a ride, after Tipps began to assault her. The man and woman did drive to the residence, and the spouse was successfully picked up and the three individuals drove away.
A short distance from the residence, still on CR 1149, the man, woman and Tipps’ spouse saw a white Chevy rapidly approaching them. They tried to avoid the vehicle by driving into the ditch. However the approaching vehicle struck their vehicle. Tipps reportedly exited his vehicle brandishing a firearm. Tipps reportedly struck the driver and forced open the drivers side door. With a firearm in hand Tipps said “You’ve got it coming”. Tipps then forced his wife out of the ditched vehicle, back into his pickup then drove away.
No photo has been provided for Tipps. The arrest report shows Tipps to be an Alba, TX police officer. The Alba Police website lists a David Tipps employed as a police officer. Tipps is charged with:
1 22.02(A)(2) AGG ASSLT W/DEADLY WEAPON 1 22.02(A)(2) AGG ASSLT W/DEADLY WEAPON 1 22.02(A)(2) AGG ASSLT W/DEADLY WEAPON 1 22.02(A)(2) AGG ASSLT W/DEADLY WEAPON 1 22.02(B)(1) AGG ASSAULT DATE/FAMILY/HOUSE W/WEAPON 1 22.02(B)(1) AGG ASSAULT DATE/FAMILY/HOUSE W/WEAPON 1 20.04(B) AGG KIDNAPPING W/ DEADLY WEAPON
Around 10AM Tuesday the Hopkins County Sheriff released this statement.
If you have an emergency, dial 9-1-1
The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is located at 298 Rosemont Sulphur Springs, TX 75482. You can reach them for non-emergency matters at (903) 438-4040.