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Registered Sex Offender Arrested In Wilson County; Fled From Officials

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Posted at 3:17 PM, Jul 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-26 16:17:01-04

A registered sex offender has been arrested in Wilson County.

Authorities with the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office said they found Lamont Deshawn Rutland on Tuesday after a brief search when he fled.

Deputies had tried to serve him with multiple counts of violation of community supervision, which had been issued by the Tennessee Board of Probation and Parole.

Officials said Rutland fled from the area of Cedar Grove Road in Mt. Juliet.

Reports stated he had removed a GPS tracking device just before being captured, which he had been court ordered to wear.

“Protecting the citizens of Wilson County is our highest priority,” said Sheriff Robert Bryan. “By closely monitoring convicted sex offenders and ensuring they are in compliance, we can not only inform the public of local offenders, but also decrease the probability of offenders committing further offenses against our citizens.”

Rutland has been on lifetime community supervision for rape. He has also been required to comply with the rules of the Tennessee Sex Offender Registry.

Tuesday, he was taken into custody near Saundersville Road and Lucy Drive facing multiple counts of violation of community supervision. Authorities said he was also facing additional charges from the incident on Tuesday.