Oneonta Police investigating possible assault

The Oneonta Police Department is investigating after an Oneonta man was found bleeding and unconscious at his home.

Dr. Joe Tipton, 83, was found Monday evening at his home on Fourth Avenue West and Oneonta Police Chief James Chapman said the circumstances have led to a criminal investigation.

“There are certain things about what was found at the scene that have led to the investigation,” said Chapman.

Tipton was taken from the scene to a Birmingham Hospital, where he remains in intensive care.