Grand jury indicts man found hiding in RV after police chase - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Grand jury indicts man found hiding in RV after police chase

Kevin Gregory Knowles (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center) Kevin Gregory Knowles (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Kevin Gregory Knowles, 26, of Lubbock has been indicted by a Lubbock County grand jury on charges of evading in a vehicle after being involved in a police chase on March 24, 2017.

According to officials with the Lubbock Police Department suspects involved in a police pursuit were found in an RV and a trashcan after the pursuit ended in a crash.

The pursuit began just after 1 a.m. on March 24 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).

Clark was arrested and is expected to be charged with evading arrest on foot and criminal trespass. 

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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