Former Police Officer Out on Probation

Paducah, KY – A former Paducah police officer convicted of wanton endangerment is free on shock probation. Clovis Lovelace of Paducah was sentenced in October after he shot at another man's car in March. Lovelace's attorney Mark Bryant says the incident occurred because Lovelace believed the man was having an affair with his wife. He also pled guilty to cocaine and marijuana possession charges. Lovelace served 52 days in jail before Bryant requested the court release him on probation. Bryant cited Lovelace's clean record before the incident, his time as a police officer, and his military service as reasons for the release. Lovelace will serve 80 hours of community service, attend anger management, undergo drug screenings, and attend counseling for Vietnam veterans.