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Tip Leads Palm Coast Man Turned Fugitive on Molestation Charges To Be Re-Arrested in Las Vegas

| October 17, 2017

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Bryan Loveland.

The Las Vegas Police Department’s Major Violators Unit arrested Bryan Patrick Loveland, 38, of Palm Coast on Monday a fugitive warrant from Flagler County.

Flagler Sheriff’s Detective George Hristakopoulos contacted the Las Vegas Police Department on a tip that Loveland may be in the area going by a false name. The Las Vegas Police Department was staking out the residence within hours of the tip and took Loveland into custody without incident.

“Detective Hristakopoulos did an outstanding job by tracking down this pervert,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “We will go after dirtbags no matter where they are and bring them back to face justice. A special thank you to the Las Vegas Police Department for assisting us.”

“The unit in Las Vegas was among the most professional and courteous I have ever dealt with,” Detective Hristakopoulos said. “It’s great to know we have partners nationwide willing to help us track down criminals.”

Loveland is being housed at the Clark County Detention Center and is awaiting extradition to Flagler County to face a charge of lewd/lascivious molestation of a 12-year-old child. In April, Loveland was arrested by the U.S. Marshalls Florida Regional Task Force in North Carolina and extradited to the Flagler County Detention Facility. He had posted a $150,000.00 bond and then violated the terms of his release by fleeing the state. Once returned to Flagler County, Loveland will be held with no bond.

Previous stories are below.

Palm Coast’s Bryan Loveland Back in Jail on 2 New Molestation Charges Hours After Bonding Out

April 21, 2017–Mere hours after posting bond and going home, Bryan Loveland, the 37-year-old Palm Coast man arrested two weeks ago on charges of sexually assaulting a minor girl was arrested again on two new similar charges and again booked at the Flagler County jail. He had previously faced a $50,000 bond. He now faces a $300,000 bond.

Loveland was arrested earlier this month in North Carolina on a Flagler County warrant for lewd and lascivious molestation of a 12-year-old girl, an alleged incident that took place last Christmas. He was extradited to Flagler County from a jail in North Carolina on April 19. He bonded out Thursday at 1:22 p.m. He was rearrested and booked back at the jail shortly before 7 p.m.

According to the newer arrest report, Loveland is accused of twice molesting a 12-year-old girl two days before last Christmas, when, the report states, “he kissed the victim on her lips against her will. The victim described the kissing as making out,” and that she was “weirded out” by it and told Loveland to stop, which he eventually did. Later that night, the victim claimed, Loveland “touched her inappropriately” in her privates even as she “repeatedly tried to push [him] off of her and away from her, but he would not stop.” The alleged victim told Loveland that “her mother was the person he needed to be doing things of that nature to, not her.” Loveland was in a relationship with the girl’s mother.

The charges are second-degree felonies. A no-contact order is in effect against Loveland, regarding the 12-year-old girl. Loveland had entered a plea of not guilty to the earlier charge. He is represented by Palm Coast attorney Mark Dwyer.

The previous story is below.

Bryan Loveland of Palm Coast Arrested on Charge of Molesting Girl, 12, On Christmas

April 5–Bryan Loveland, a 37-year-old resident of Palm Coast’s Ryan Drive, was arrested Tuesday afternoon by U.S. Marshals in North Carolina after several days’ search on charges of allegedly molesting his 12-year-old stepdaughter last Christmas.

Loveland, who calls himself “Mr McLovin” on social media, has had recurring arrests or charges locally and in North Carolina since the middle of the past decade. He was found in Fayetteville, N.C., after several days’ search, though just two days ago he had changed social media profile to feature an image of himself with his wife and step-daughter.

The child reported to a deputy in early February that she had been “sexually touched” by Loveland on Christmas day and that he’d allegedly tried to have sex with her, according to his arrest report, but that she was afraid that if he went to jail, the family would lose  everything. The child told the deputy that in one alleged case of molestation, a friend’s father walked in. Though heavily redacted, the report points to at least two witnesses of incidents aside from the alleged victim.

One of the witnesses told the detective that Loveland was “flirting with me, flirting with the little girl,” and that he was not acting like a father but rather “more like a ‘boyfriend’” to the alleged victim, the report states. He told the victim, apparently in front of the witness, that he “loves her more than he loves her mother,” and would touch her on her private parts and kiss her lips and neck, scaring the girl. The witness “stated that she initially didn’t want to get involved, but then saw the molestation with her own eyes.”

Bryan Loveland as he was being arrested in North Carolina by U.S. Marshals. (U.S. Marshal Service)

Bryan Loveland as he was being arrested in North Carolina by U.S. Marshals. (U.S. Marshal Service)

That same night, Loveland crashed his vehicle into a ditch, after someone (the report blacks out the person’s identity) confronted him with the allegation. Loveland denied it, got into a truck and drove off, crashing it on Rymshaw Drive.  

On Christmas night a few months ago he was charged with hit-and-run after leaving the scene of a crash near 58 Rymshaw Drive, with property damage, and driving on a suspended license. He was to be arraigned in Flagler County court the day of his arrest in North Carolina, though he’d filed a conditional not-guilty plea earlier, waiving his right to appear at arraignment, and asking for a jury trial. He’s represented in that case by Palm Coast attorney Mark Dwyer.

Loveland had pleaded guilty to driving without a driver’s license a year ago. In 2010, he was found guilty of drunk driving and causing serious bodily injury, a third-degree felony, that resulted in his a sentence of four years’ probation and the suspension of his license for three years. He successfully terminated probation early in August 2013.

The alleged molestation case was investigated at length by detective George Hristakopoulos. On Feb. 25, he got a call from Loveland, who told the detective that “I was not to speak with him, his wife, or his stepdaughter, without his attorney being present,” Hristakopoulos wrote in his arrest report. “Mr. Loveland stated that he and his family want the investigation to be over so they can live their life. At one point in the conversation, Mr. Loveland asked me what would happen to me if he contacted my supervisor and told them that I had battered him at his residence.” The report does not include the detective’s answer, though investigators and detectives generally invite individuals to contact whom they wish in such situations.

Loveland was being held Wednesday evening at Cumberland County jail in North Carolina, pending extradition, though he also faces a charge of violating a domestic violence injunction there, according to the Cumberland jail records. The molestation charge is a second-degree felony in Florida.

“Thank you to the U.S. Marshals and the North Carolina Violent Fugitive Task Force for the joint effort in locating and detaining” Loveland, Staly said in a release issued late this afternoon.  


20 Responses for “Tip Leads Palm Coast Man Turned Fugitive on Molestation Charges To Be Re-Arrested in Las Vegas”

  1. Layla says:

    Life in prison, no parole. Throw away the key. He just gave this little girl a life sentence. It is the least we can do for him.

  2. Nair says:

    Dude still had time to do his eyebrows.

  3. Richard Smith says:

    There must be large number of billboards posted somewhere in this country promoting Palm Coast Florida as the a capitol of capital crime. Come live in Palm Coast where you will live in harmony while committing your felonious crimes.

    As stated in another previous heinous crime reported by FlaglerLive that it most likely will be only days if not hours before another serious crime is reported in Palm Coast.

  4. RayD says:

    It seems to be an everyday report for Palm Coast, child molestation. McLovin needs to go away for a long time.

  5. USA Lover says:

    “Take me down to pedophile city,where the kids are kids and the creeps are plenty”.-Guns N Roses

  6. Sw says:

    Hes been busy. Got a taste for the youngsters. He will pay for that in Prison.

  7. Richard Smith says:

    Unbelievable!!! Time for LIFE in prison where he will NEVER have another chance to molest any young child again.

  8. Lazaruis says:

    Another child molester back in jail . This is a reoccurring headline .
    Can’t they keep these serious offenders off the streets ?
    They hurt and traumatize people’s lives forever .

  9. MannyHM says:

    This dude can’t stop himself ! He has to be stopped. There’s no debate on this issue.
    There’s no cure for this deviancy. Nobody can actually read what’s on his mind.
    He can tell you a million times that he’s not doing this deviant act again but it’s your fault if you agree with him.
    Jail is not the answer either; the real answer is separation from potential victims.

  10. Instigator says:

    If you want to dance, you have to pay the band.

  11. UMMMMMMMMMMM says:

    THIS IS WHY SICKOS LIKE THIS SHOULD NOT HAVE A BOND!! Can you imagine if he hurt another child, while OUT ON BOND???? Stop stop stop letting these people out!!

  12. BlueJammers says:

    Great police work, Detective Hristakopoulos! Thank you for keeping our children safe.

  13. hawcreekgirl says:

    Makes you wonder why Judge Craig continues to grant bonds to dangerous predators….Detective Hristakopoulos and his colleagues arrest them and then Craig cuts them a break….as if to say, hey, give it one more shot…you haven’t caused enough harm….Judge Craig allowed Jerald Medders to walk free on the very same day Detective Hristakopoulos was awarded a National Award from Rollie Fingers for getting him off the streets!! And allowed the accused child molester, Medders to live in the house with a 20 yr old girl, an 18 yr old boy and a 12 yr old boy…..smh….Shame on you, Judge Craig….I hope people remember that come Election year.

    • FlaglerLive says:

      Note: the commenter is inaccurate and unfair to the judge, though the comment was cleared because it illustrates a common misconception worth correcting: judges don’t set bond arbitrarily but follow a schedule set universally in the Seventh Judicial District (as it is set in every district in the state), precisely to avoid arbitrary, subjective decisions that change from judge to judge. Bonding is a fundamental right, and the schedule has nothing to do with one judge’s preferences over those of another.

  14. MannyHM says:

    A Singapore style public caning as an added penalty might be an effective deterrent. He’ll move to another county or state more lenient.

  15. Just the truth says:

    Lived in Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Police Department is one of the best, they are so well trained. I always said if there is a criminal in Las Vegas their Police Department will find them.

  16. Jenn says:

    Great job two both police departments. Now somebody put the scumbag in prison he won’t last long and population once the inmates find out why he’s in there. They are going to have a field day with him and he deserves it.

  17. No justice says:

    Will there be a follow up article on this POS who only walks away with 5 years probation. 🙄🤬

  18. Kelly says:

    How can this man live in NJ within 50 yards of a school and he doesn’t even come up on the pedophile list for that town. He also purchased a camper in a resort and none of the other residents with young children were notified that he was moving in. How he got probation is crazy.

  19. Tom says:

    Is this man still wanted? Something needs to be done. The people should be notified. Lots of kids at campgrounds.

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