Mercer County Outlook

Celina Sex Offender Arrested Again

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Tyler L. Lovette

Celina, OH – Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reports that his office has arrested a registered sex offender for the second time this year for Failure to Register a Change of Address.  Tyler L. Lovette, age 24, of Celina,  was taken into custody on February 26, 2018 by Mercer County Sheriff’s deputies after being located walking on East Market Street in Celina.

On January 23, 2018, Mr. Lovette was taken into custody on a Grand Jury Indictment for Failure to Register Change of Address, a felony of the fourth degree.  Mr. Lovette was arrested after he was found hiding in a heating duct in a residence in Celina.  Mr. Lovette had been indicted by a Grand Jury and a warrant was issued for his arrest after he moved from his reported residence and failed to notify the Sheriff’s Office that he had moved.

On February 15, 2018, Mr. Lovette was released from the Mercer County Jail after the Court ordered his bond be changed to an own recognizance bond.  After being released from the Jail, Mr. Lovette never registered his new address, 509 South Mill Street, Celina.  Mr. Lovette, being a Tier I sex-offender, is required by law to register his address within three days with the Sheriff’s Office after release from jail or change of address, both of which applied.

He was charged with Failure to Register Change of Address, another felony of the fourth degree.  He was arraigned on February 28, 2018 by Judge Kathy Speelman of the Celina Municipal Court, and his bond was set at $50,000 subject to ten percent posting.

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