Prints, Scar Help ID Tennessee Fugitive Found In Mexico

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- A Tennessee fugitive will be extradited from South Texas after authorities confirmed they have the man profiled last year on "America's Most Wanted."

US Magistrate Felix Recio ordered the extradition of 66-year-old Donald Edward Lynch, from Kingsport, after an identity hearing yesterday.

Fingerprints and a distinctive scar helped make the confirmation after he gave authorities a false name when he was captured earlier this month by Mexican authorities in El Mesquital.

Lynch faces 11 counts of rape of a child, 38 counts of aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor and five counts of aggravated sexual battery.

He originally insisted the FBI and Mexican police had the wrong man, telling reporters he was arrested because he was black.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 10745606 - local8now.com/a?a=10745606
Gray Television, Inc.