From the Smyrna Police Department.
We need your help locating a couple of suspects targeting senior citizens. Photos of the suspects are attached.
On January 25, 2012, two men attempted to fraud several elderly females in a home repair service scam. The two men went to several homes in Smyrna and introduced themselves as contractors and roofers or gutter installers and offered to perform repairs on the women's homes. The men wanted payment in advance to cover material costs. Most of the women told the men to leave; however, one woman did give the suspects a check but her bank became suspicious and would not accept the transaction when the men attempted to cash the check. Smyrna Police has identified one of the suspects as Johnny R. Lovell (photo attached) but we still do not have an identity of the suspect, who claimed to be Lovell's boss. An arrest warrant for Felony Theft has been issued for Johnny Ringo Lovell (age 27). Lovell has a Florida ID as well as a Tennessee ID. We ask that anyone with information regarding Lovell's location or the identity/location of the second suspect, to contact the Smyrna Police Department at (615) 459-6644 or Det. Robert Monroe at (615) 459-9742, 5455.
Sergeant Bobby Gibson
Smyrna Police Department