Former Paducah police officer arrested on several charges

Clovis L. Lovelace (Photo courtesy Paducah Police Department)
Clovis L. Lovelace (Photo courtesy Paducah Police Department)
By Heartland News
PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) - A former Paducah police officer was arrested on several charges.  
Clovis L. Lovelace, 63, a retired Paducah police officer, was arrested at his home on the 1400 block of Reed Avenue.
Lovelace was arrested on charges of first-degree stalking, first-degree criminal mischief, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), first-degree possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, second-degree fleeing or evading police and resisting arrest.
Police received a report from Paul Bell that someone had shot out two windows and three tires on his pickup truck parked on North 11th Street sometime Monday night or Tuesday morning.        
An investigation by Det. Mike Wentworth of the Paducah Police Department identified Lovelace as a suspect.            
Det. Joe Hayes with the Paducah Police Department watched Lovelaces's home while search warrants were being obtained. 
According to authorities, Lovelace confronted Det. Hayes and left the home in his vehicle when police attempted to arrest him.
Police say Lovelace later drove back to his home and was then arrested by police.
Police found more than 15 guns, one of which is believed to be the gun used to shoot Bell's vehicle as well as drugs and drug paraphernalia in Lovelace's home. 
Clovis L. Lovelace was booked into the McCracken County Regional Jail.