Two Arrested in Robbery


On 17 October 2016 at about midnight Tipton County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a complaint of an armed robbery of an individual in the 200 block of Joanna Street in Drummonds.  Deputies spoke to the resident, David Simon, 20, who reported he was in the yard of his home when a verbal argument ensued with Demondrous McKinney, 24 of 4912 W. Union Avenue in Millington and Shawana Tipton, 21 of 39 Curt Street in Drummonds.  According to Simon, he was followed into his residence by McKinney who demanded the return of his stolen PlayStation 4.  McKinney attempted to steal Simon’s television and when Simon attempted to intervene, McKinney allegedly pulled a handgun on Simon.  McKinney loaded the television and left the residence with Tipton.

shawana-tiptonDeputies notified area agencies of the robbery and the suspect vehicle was located by officers with the Millington Police Department at Wilkinsville Road and Highway 51 in Millington.  Tipton County Sheriff’s Office detectives responded to the scene and recovered two stolen televisions and a handgun matching the description provided by Simon.  Detectives confirmed the handgun had been reported stolen at the Covington Police Department earlier this year.

McKinney and Tipton were arrested at the scene and formally charged in Tipton County General Sessions Court.  McKinney was charged with Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Burglary, Theft of Property (Over $500.00), and Unlawful Possession of A Weapon.  Tipton was charged with Aggravated Robbery and Theft of Property (Over $500.00).  Both are slated to appear in Tipton County General Sessions Court on 04 November 2016. McKinney is free on a $20,000.00 bond and Tipton is free on a $2,500.00.

“I appreciate the assistance and partnership with Millington Police Department in this case.  Detectives are continuing to investigate into the ownership of some of the property that was recovered in this case.  We do anticipate additional charges being filed on this duo” said Sheriff J.T. “Pancho” Chumley.


This article originally appeared as a press release from the Tipton County Sheriff's Office.