28-year-old Joe Clifford Tipps of Pea Ridge Road in Lawndale was arrested by Newton Police Officers. He's charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, felony possession of cocaine, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep controlled substance, and felony probation violation. Tipps is also charged on bills of indictment with possession of a firearm by a felon and habitual felon. He was detained this morning (May 16) in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000 bond. District and Superior Court appearances were scheduled today, another Superior Court date is set for May 21.