Dunlap police arrest sex offender found in van with children

Dunlap police arrest sex offender found in van with children

January 19th, 2018 by Emmett Gienapp in Breaking News

Jonathon Kelly

Jonathon Kelly

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

Police have arrested a registered sex offender in Dunlap who was found driving a van on school property with children inside. 

The Dunlap Police Department posted on Facebook about the arrest, stating Jonathon Eric Kelly, 37, was spotted on Sequatchie County school property Friday around 7:40 a.m. and stopped by a detective with the Sequatchie County Sheriff's Department. 

Three children were in the van, as was their mother who stated Kelly was not related to the children and she was unaware that he was a sex offender. 

Kelly is classified as a "Violent Against Children Sex Offender," according to police, and is not allowed to be on school property or to be around children. He was released from prison in November of 2017 and is currently on probation. He is also required to wear an ankle GPS monitor. 

Kelly was arrested and transported to the Sequatchie County Jail where he is currently being held without bond. 


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