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Frequent fugitives apprehended again
Johnathan Kent Curtis is charged with evading arrest.

A couple with a history of running from the law led deputies on a chase on Harrison Ferry Mountain, but a quick U-turn was not enough to give officers the shake.
The driver, Melody Dawn Lovell, 42, and passenger, Johnathan Kent Curtis, 36, are both charged with evading arrest. Lovell is additionally charged with reckless endangerment, vandalism and being an accessory after the fact. Curtis is additionally charged with possession of meth and drug paraphernalia and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
According to Sheriff’s Sgt. Kelly Carter, he spotted the couple on Harrison Ferry Road and tried to make a traffic stop.
“I knew that Curtis had multiple felony warrants out of Warren County,” Carter said, noting he tried to pull them over near the old golf course at the base of Harrison Ferry Mountain.
Lovell apparently didn’t want to stop as she kept going, prompting deputies to try a rolling roadblock.
“I was in front of them with lights flashing while Chief Deputy Tommy Myers followed them with his lights flashing,” Carter recalled, noting she still tried to get out of the predicament. “She attempted to elude by going past me but I prevented her from going past.”
That’s when the deputy said Lovell tried something a bit more extreme. “She then made a sudden U-turn on the highway and came to a stop,” the deputy reported. “Mr. Curtis left the vehicle and led officers on a foot pursuit down the side of the mountain where he was arrested.”
Carter said it was not the first time Lovell and Curtis have tried to run from the law.
“Lovell was with Curtis on numerous occasions where the pair fled from arrest,” Carter said, noting they have fled the law in both Warren and Cannon counties.
They have both been bound to the grand jury on their charges.