Offender Arrested on Failure to Notify Address Change

Staff Writer

Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reported his office arrested a registered sex offender for the second time this year for failure to register a change of address.
On Monday, Tyler L. Lovette, 24, of Celina, was taken into custody by Mercer County Sheriff’s deputies after being located walking on East Market Street in Celina.
On Jan. 23, Lovette was taken into custody on a grand jury indictment for failure to register change of address, a fourth-degree felony. Lovette was arrested after he was found hiding in a heating duct in a residence in Celina. 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 Feb. 15, 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, Lovette never registered his new address, 509 S. Mill St., Celina. 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 fourth-degree felony. On Wednesday, he was arraigned by Judge Kathy Speelman of the Celina Municipal Court, and his bond was set at $50,000 subject to 10 percent posting.