Police Looking For Possible Child Rapist

Joshua Luke Mitchell

Law enforcement is searching for a Marion County man. 34-year-old Joshua Luke Mitchell is wanted in connection with charges of child rape and violation of the Tennessee’s sex offender registry. The man is listed on sexual offender’s registries in Alabama, Texas, and North Carolina. Mitchell is wanted in connection with an incident Sunday involving a 4-year-old girl in the Haletown area of Marion County. He had been living in Marion County for about two months.  Mitchell is described as a white man, 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-10, weighing between 175 and 190 pounds with blue eyes and blond or strawberry-colored hair. Anyone with any information on Mitchell’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Marion County Sheriff’s Office at 423-942-2525.