GPD: Woman tampered with victim, pretended to be officer

Published: Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 10:15 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 10:15 a.m.

A Gainesville woman was charged with tampering with a victim after reportedly claiming to be a police officer during a phone call.

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Lisa Goeller Lovelace


Lisa Goeller Lovelace, 45, of 1316 N.E. 9th St., was arrested Wednesday for one count of victim tampering. The charge against Lovelace is reportedly connected to the March 18 arrest of Shane Guthrie, 22, of Gainesville. He was arrested by Gainesville police on charges of aggravated battery on a woman he should have known was pregnant, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and battery.

Court records show that Guthrie's alleged victim was Taylor C. Burrer of Gainesville.

According to an arrest report by Gainesville police Cpl. Bruce Ferris, Lovelace made three phone calls on March 18 to Burrer and in one of the calls claimed to be a police officer, Burrer said. Lovelace also allegedly told Burrer that she would be charged in connection with Guthrie's case.

Ferris said he found Lovelace's home phone number on Burrer's caller ID.

Lovelace was booked into the Alachua County jail, where Guthrie was also being held on Thursday.

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