Former SPD captain was arrested for falsely reporting to have been the victim of a hit-and-run while still employed by the police department

Shreveport, LA – According to the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, he was arrested and taken into custody on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022.

His name is James Tipton and he was charged with criminal mischief and is scheduled to appear in court.

On June 29, Captain James Tipton of the Shreveport Police Department called the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office and reported being involved in a hit and run at the intersection of Linwood Ave and Southern Loop, CPSO officials said.

Tipton reportedly told the responding deputies that a Ford F-250 work truck sideswiped his patrol unit causing heavy damage before leaving the scene. 

After an investigation, it was determined that he crashed into his neighbor’s mailbox in Stonewall and then drove to Linwood Ave and Southern Loop to report being the victim of a hit and run.

No other information is available at the moment.

This incident remains under investigation.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.