Putnam County arrests fugitive wanted in three states
By Kim Swindell Wood | August 1, 2017 1:40 pm
On Aug. 1, 2017, at approximately 8:40 a.m. Jack Clifford Lovell, 55, of Ohio, was arrested by Putnam County Sheriff Department. According to a press release from Putnam County Sheriff Department, Lovell is wanted in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Ohio for charges ranging from theft to attempt to commit forcible sexual intercourse with a minor.
The PCSD received information from a concerned resident on the whereabouts of Lovell about his active warrants. Sgt. Josh Reams, Sgt. Brandon Masters, and Detective Matt McDaniel went to a residence on Prosperity Drive in search of Lovell. Upon the arrival of the deputies, Lovell reportedly attempted to flee back into the residence but was detained and taken into custody by Reams.
According to the press release, Lovell is wanted by several agencies, including Roane County, on two counts of theft $10,000 – $60,000; Warren County, on theft of property greater than $1,000 and aggravated burglary; and Lauderdale County, in Mississippi, for kidnapping of a minor and attempt to commit forcible sexual intercourse with a minor.
“The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office remains committed to keeping our county safe,” said Putman County Sheriff Eddie Sheriff. “Criminals should know that if they enter Putnam County, we will use every tool at our disposal to track them down and capture them to keep our citizens safe.”
Lovell is being held in custody at the Putnam County Jail awaiting pickup from Warren County.