Ohio fugitive nabbed in Greeneville

From staff reports


   Clifford D. Walters Jr., also known as Deon Lollar, 21, of Akron, Ohio, was arrested around 7 p.m. Wednesday in Greeneville following a joint investigation involving the FBI, Greene County Sheriff's Office, and Greeneville Police Department.
   According to Special Agent R. Joe Clark of the Knoxville Division of the FBI, Walters, who was wanted out of Ohio on a federal warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, was spotted in a moving vehicle by Greene County Sheriff Steve Burns, who alerted Greeneville Police Department officers.
   Walters' vehicle was pulled over near the intersection of Hillcrest Drive and Tusculum Boulevard by police. He was taken to Greene County Jail to await extradition to Ohio.
   Walters had been charged Oct. 24 by Akron Police Department with aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary. According to the allegations against Walters contained in the criminal complaint filed by Akron Police Department, Walters forced his way into an apartment in Akron on Oct. 19 and robbed a female at gunpoint. He then allegedly shot a second victim in the abdomen when this victim came to the aid of the first victim.
   A federal warrant was issued Monday by U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, charging Walters with aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary. Recently, information was obtained by the FBI indicating that Walters may have fled to the Greeneville area, thus initiating the joint fugitive investigation which led to Walters' arrest Wednesday evening.