Cove man arrested for aggravated assault, violating restraining order
By LYNETTE SOWELL
A 26-year-old Copperas Cove man was in the Coryell County jail on a $38,000 bond after being arrested by police on charges of violating a restraining order, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, criminal mischief more than $100 but less than $750, as well as interference with a request for emergency assistance.
Marquez Dajuan Tippitt was arrested last Friday night in the 100 block of South Main Street on the above warrants issued after a June 16 incident.
According to arrest affidavits by Officer Tasha Gerken, officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Bond Street around 1:29 a.m. on June 16 due to a call about a domestic disturbance. Prior to officers’ arrival, Tippitt had been in a verbal and physical altercation with his ex-girlfriend’s son, Trevor Ganske. Ganske and his mother both live at that address and Tippitt had lived there when he was dating Ganske’s mother. Tippitt’s ex-girlfriend informed officers when they arrived, that there was a protective order against Tippitt.
In addition to the physical altercation, Tippitt allegedly threw three landscaping bricks at Ganske and also at his 2014 Chevy Equinox. Ganske also suffered an abrasion to his head, allegedly from a brick, as well as scratches to his face, chest and arms.
Later that day, Gerken contacted Tippitt about the incident, and Tippitt admitted to going to the residence, knowing there was a protective order against him. Gerken also verified that the restraining order was valid.
“I explained to Marquez that based on my findings, and what he told me, I would be completing a warrant for his arrest,” Gerken stated.
Gerken also reported that the woman who’d taken out the protective order against Tippitt showed the officer several text messages that had come from Tippitt that afternoon.
As far as the physical altercation and attack on Ganske, when asked by Officer Gerken about the incident, Tippitt said, “Trevor started it.”
Tippit was not listed on the jail roster online as of press time Thursday.