Sassy fugitive caught

Friday, January 6, 2012

From staff reports

After months of playing cat and mouse with city police, a Lewisburg fugitive was arrested after darkness fell Wednesday on Columbia Highway where the 32-year-old man was charged with rape of a child.

"In one of the telephone conversations we had with him, he asked, 'Wouldn't you like to know where I am?'" Police Detective Scott Braden said quoting Clint Allen Marlow Sr. who'd been on the run. "Well, the table was turned on him tonight."

Braden received a telephone call that night advising where Marlow was and where he was going, so the detective called shift commander Sgt. Chris Sawyers who helped coordinate the interception of a white Dodge Caravan being driven into town by Marlow, according to the detective.

"I cut him off in front," Braden said of the traffic stop on State Route 50 east of Franklin Highway and just west of the set of traffic signals for North Ellington Parkway. Sawyers, Cpl. Jackie Robertson and Officer Amanda Binkley participated in the traffic stop.

"He was taken into custody without incident," Braden said, noting bond was set at $50,000. The sex crime is alleged to have occurred in November.

It had became clear to police that Marlow wouldn't surrender when he was finally told that a warrant had been issued for his arrest.

"He was checking about whether there was a warrant," Braden said. "He'd been asked, 'Why don't you make it easier on everybody?'" Marlow's reply bordered on profanity.

If Marlow doesn't post bond, then it's anticipated that he will be brought before Marshall County General Sessions Court Judge Lee Bussart Bowles on Tuesday morning in the county courthouse.