Man wanted in McCracken Co. and Fla. arrested after police received tip | Crime
PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) - A man wanted in McCracken County and Florida was arrested Wednesday night after Paducah police say the followed up on a Crime Stoppers tip and found him at a Cairo Road motel.
Thomas C. Lane, 37, was charged with second degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, identity theft, two counts of receiving stolen property (one misdemeanor, one felony) and fleeing or evading police. He was also arrested on McCracken County warrants charging him with fleeing or evading police, first degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and failure to appear; and as a fugitive from justice in another state (Florida).
Officers say they went to a room at Econolodge looking for Lane just before 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday. When they knocked on the door of his room, they say Lane jumped from a second-floor window and was caught on the ground below by an officer.
According to the police department, Lane asked to be taken back to his room, and allowed officers to search it. They say they found three checks from a checkbook reported stolen by a Paducah resident; identification belonging to four different individuals, including Lane's brother; drug paraphernalia; and a small amount of marijuana.
Officers say they also recovered a McCracken County School District-issued MacBook and a digital camera, reported stolen earlier Wednesday by a McCracken County woman.
Police say a computer check revealed Lane is charged in Marion County, Fla. with probation violation. He was booked into McCracken County Regional Jail. The investigation is ongoing and other charges are pending.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Paducah Police Department at 270-444-8550 or Crime Stoppers at 443-TELL. Tipsters can also leave tips by texting them to "CRIMES" followed by their information, or by visiting the Crime Stoppers website at westkycrimestoppers.info. Police say information leading to an arrest or indictment may result in a reward of up to $1,000.
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