Norton resident Leon Tyler Smith, age 25, pled guilty in Circuit Court for the 2018 death of Lee County resident Lee David Lipps. Smith was caught on video surveillance cameras leaving the Virginia Avenue home on the night of the shooting according to local authorities. Investigator say that Lipps was shot in the back numerous time while working in his yard. Police apprehended Smith two days later and charged him with First Degree Murder. His sentencing is scheduled for September 19th, 2019.
Leon Tyler Smith Sentencing in September
June 12th, 2019 Rob