On February 19, 2013 the Lawrence County Sheriffâ€™s Office arrested Michael Lovelady (49) of Smithville on charges of Rape. The arrest came after a call to the Crimes Against Children Division of the Arkansas State Police about an allegation of sexual contact with a 10 year old female by Lovelady. The young girl was interviewed and disclosed the information to the investigators. Investigators contacted Lovelady and asked him to come to the Sheriffâ€™s Office. At the Sheriffâ€™s Office, Lovelady was mirandized and questioned about the incident. After a short period of questioning Lovelady admitted to the sexual contact. Lovelady was placed under arrest and walked down to the Jail to await a bond hearing.