James Conn Nipp's mother arrested

By: Helen Headlee Email
By: Helen Headlee Email

LOVE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA - Monday night police say James Conn Nipp led them on a high speed chase for the second time in six months. He was arrested at his grandfather's house.

After Nipp was taken into custody, his blind grandfather, Carroll J. Nipp, said he went to shut the door and was taken by surprise.

"And I tried to shut the door then he pushed on it, kicked it two or three times, and when he got in the guy started hitting me with both fists," said Nipp.

Nipp said the guy who hit him was a Love County Sheriff's Deputy, and the assault left him with injuries to his back.

Nipp said he's hired an attorney, and will have to wear his back brace for several weeks.

"We can do surgery or you can wear this new brace that they got," Nipp. "And they said you're looking at wearing it for ten or twelve weeks."

One day after Carroll Nipp said he was beaten James Nipp's mother, Melissa Nipp Greenroyd, was arrested for DUI, firearm and drug charges.

Wilson police chief Felix Hernandez said Greenroyd was taken into custody after shots were fired at Dillard and Ridge Road just east of Wilson.

"The vehicle matched the description and the firearm had been recently fired because it was still warm and there was the odor of gun powder," said Hernandez.

Curtiss Nipp, who is Carroll Nipp's brother and James Nipp's great uncle, said the family has been through more than their fair share of legal trouble recently.

"You don't want to see any of these kids end up in jail or worse yet, we don't want to see them end up being perpetrators of crime that hurt other people," said Curtiss Nipp.

We asked Carroll Nipp whether he believes his grandson, who may have been the last person to see Molly Miller and Colt Haynes, had anything to do with their disappearance. He told us no.

The District Attorney's Office said one of their investigators is looking into the allegations against the deputy. We were unable to get in contact with the Love County Sheriff.

The Carter County Sheriff's Office said Nipp's mother is out on a $1,000 bond.


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