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Accident investigators to shut down part of eastbound access road of S. Loop 289 Thursday

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LUBBOCK COUNTY, TX (KCBD) -

Accident Investigators with the Lubbock Police Department will shut down the eastbound access road of South Loop 289 between Avenue Q and Avenue P on Thursday at 10 a.m. The closure will last about two hours.

The closure will allow for further investigation into the March 24, 2017 police pursuit where a vehicle crashed into multiple RVs at Billy Sims Trailer Town. No injuries were reported, but there was significant damage to several of the RVs.

The pursuit began just after 1 a.m. Friday when an officer saw a Ford Explorer driving north in the 7700 block of University without its headlights on. The officer tried to pull over the SUV, but the driver refused to stop.

After driving through neighborhood streets, the SUV ended up on the eastbound I-27 frontage road. The officer lost sight of the suspect's vehicle. The officer continued on the frontage road and saw the suspect vehicle crashed into a fence and several RVs at Billy Sims Trailer Town.

One of the passengers of the SUV were at the scene, but the driver and front passenger had left.

Additional officers and K9 units set up a perimeter to find the two suspects. A K9 unit found the passenger, now identified by police as 27-year-old Chelsea Clark, inside a nearby trash can. Each RV was searched and officers eventually found 26-year-old Kevin Knowles hiding inside one of the RVs.

Officials say officers also found a shotgun Knowles threw out of the vehicle during the beginning of the pursuit.

Knowles was arrested and is expected to be charged with evading in a motor vehicle, evading arrest on foot,  prohibited weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, failure to leave information (for striking a fixed object- fence), failure to leave information (for striking an unattended  vehicle – RV). Knowles is being held in the Lubbock County Detention Center on a combined $33,000 bond.

Clark was arrested and is expected to be charged with evading arrest on foot and criminal trespass. She is out on a $1,000 bond.

Knowles was arrested in February for a hit-and-run crash in south Lubbock. He was the passenger of the vehicle during the crash. Knowles, the driver of the vehicle, 32-year-old Christopher James Martinez, and another passenger ran from the scene. During that hit-and-run crash, Knowles was arrested for an outstanding warrant for a parole violation.

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