Delano Thomas Kipp is facing charges for tampering with evidence in a case involving Guadalupe Pablo Galicia Sr.
Galicia has been listed as a co-defendant in the case.
According to court documents, on December 26, 2018, Galicia stabbed a man in Great Falls. During the assault, Galicia was also seen assaulting and grabbing a woman, who was later identified as Brook-Lyn ArrowTopKnot. After the stabbing, Galicia left the scene.
Court documents state Galicia and ArrowTopKnot visited Kipp’s apartment on December 26 and he later drove them somewhere.
On December 27, 2018, the Great Falls Police Department reported they were trying to locate both Galicia and ArrowTopKnot.
Investigators spoke with Kipp on December 28, 2018 about ArrowTopKnot and Galicia. Kipp claimed to have seen them at a convenience store on 1st Avenue North the morning after the stabbing.
When detectives viewed the security footage, they found Kipp, Galicia, and ArrowTopKnot were not at the location as Kipp had claimed.
Upon further investigation, police learned Galicia was involved in a “drug deal gone bad” and kidnapping on December 25, according to court documents.
Once a search warrant was obtained, investigators learned Kipp deleted at least one text and all of his Facebook messages with Galicia.
Galicia was later arrested in Browning on January 18, 2019 while ArrowTopKnot was found safe.
Kipp faces charges for felony tampering with or fabricating physical evidence (solicitation), felony obstructing justice, and felony tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.
(January 18, 2019) Brook-Lyn ArrowTopKnot has been found safe while Guadalupe Pablo Galicia, Sr., a person of interest regarding her disappearance, has been taken into custody.
According to the Great Falls Police Department, Detective Derek Mahlum, who has been investigating ArrowTopKnot’s disappearance, traveled to Browning Friday.
With the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Violent Offender Task Force, Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services, Glacier County Sheriff’s Office, and the FBI, ArrowTopKnot was found. Galicia was arrested.
The GFPD had issued an “attempt to locate” on ArrowTopKnot and a nationwide arrest for Galicia following a December 26 incident near Chowen Springs Loop and 15th Street in Great Falls.