A Knox man was found breaking into a home and then ran from police.
On Friday, December 23rd, Knox City Police received a complaint of a person breaking into a home on Pearl Street. The officer arrived at the residence and got out of the car and announced his presence. The suspect, Timothy Howard, Jr., ran from the scene. The officer got back into his car and pursued the suspect. The officer went into the alley from Washington Street and Howard ran in front of the car.
Howard ended up in the back yard at 154 E. Washington Street. Police caught up with him and saw he had some blood between his eyes. He told police that he lost his glasses during the pursuit. Police attempted to get him to put his hands behind his back, but he resisted. He eventually complied and he was taken to jail.
While being booked into the jail, the jailer found Howard, 35, to be in possession of narcotics. He has preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement by Fleeing, Resisting Law Enforcement, Possession of a Legend Drug, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Public Intoxication.
When the officer went back to the scene, he found that Howard had allegedly broken out the glass in the front door and the door had pry marks on the window frame. He also reportedly broke out the glass in a side window. The owner, who was not home at the time of the incident, was notified of the damages.