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Man takes life during warrant arrest

Posted by wlpo on June 26, 2014

Whether it is a traffic stop or serving a warrant, nothing is routine for law enforcement.

La Salle County Sheriff Tom Templeton says 27-year-old Joseph Sipple shot and killed himself Thursday afternoon after deputies were trying to arrest him on a felony warrant for possession of stolen property.

Templeton says deputies ran into Sipple at a home south of Sheridan just before 3pm.  He allegedly ran near a garage on the property where deputies asked him to surrender. Sipple allegedly refused to surrender, took out a pistol and took his own life.

An autopsy on Sipple is planned for Friday. The death remains under investigation.

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