STOCKTON — The sentencing of a Tracy couple found guilty of embezzlement will wait a week because of a discrepancy in their probation report.
Judge Lauren Thomasson said in San Joaquin County Superior Court on Tuesday, Oct. 15, that the sentencing of William and Frayba Tipton was being rescheduled to 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 in Department 14.
According to Deputy District Attorney J.C. Weydert, the judge wanted to clarify two or three items in the couple’s probation report before sentencing them.
William Tipton was convicted by a jury on Aug. 8 of three counts of grand theft embezzlement and one count of perjury. Frayba Tipton, his wife, was convicted of two counts of grant theft embezzlement and two counts of perjury.
Although the sentencing was delayed, Thomasson ordered William Tipton on Tuesday to surrender two handguns to Tracy Police Department.
According to a Tracy Police Department report, a relative turned over four guns registered to William Tipton to the police department on Nov. 28. The firearms were a .45-caliber semiautomatic handgun, a second semiautomatic pistol, a 12-gauge pump-action tactical shotgun and a .233-caliber bolt-action rifle.
Weydert told the judge on Tuesday that two guns registered in William Tipton’s name — a Desert Eagle pistol of unknown caliber and a 9mm pistol — had not been given to police.
At the couple’s previous court hearing on Sept. 30, William Tipton had asked the judge to have the police return his guns so he could sell them.
The judge has yet to make a ruling on his request.
Thomasson gave William Tipton until 5 p.m. Tuesday to turn over the two missing handguns that were identified in court that day.
According to a Tracy police official, Tipton had not turned over the guns as of 9:53 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17.
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