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Most Wanted Fugitive Caught in Hamilton County

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HAMILTON COUNTY (WRCB) -- The search for a Tennessee Top Ten Most Wanted fugitive ended with his arrest at a Hamilton County motel.

Officers with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and U-S Marshals captured Ricky Vaughn Lewallen, 30, at the Extended Stay America in Chattanooga. A tip came in that Lewallen was working for a fiberoptics company in Chattanooga, TN. He was seen leaving his hotel room and was apprehended without incident.

Lewallen was wanted by the Scott County Sheriff's Office for rape of a child under 13-years-old. Last December, a seven-year-old victim came forward accusing Lewallen of touching her.

His bond amount was set at $125,000. Lewallen is being booked into the Hamilton County Jail.

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