Warrants: Apex man attacked Holly Springs officers
Posted February 6, 2012
Holly Springs, N.C. — Holly Springs police arrested an Apex man Sunday who allegedly kicked, spit at and threatened to kill police officers after refusing to submit to a breathalyzer test during a traffic stop, according to warrants.
Shawn Michael Tippett, 27, of 2713 Holland Road, was pulled over for speeding on Alford Highway near Avent Ferry Road around 12:45 a.m., warrants state. The officer reported smelling a strong odor of alcohol in the car and that Tippett was glassy-eyed and not wearing his seat belt.
After he allegedly refused to take a breathalyzer test, officers tried to draw his blood to submit for chemical analysis.
At that point, warrants allege, Tippett kicked one officer in the head and chest and another officer in the leg. He also allegedly spit at a third officer and told him, "I am going to find you and (expletive) kill you."
Tippett was charged with three counts of assault on a government official, malicious conduct by a prisoner and communicating threats and was taken to the Wake County jail. He is due in court March 22.