Grovertown Man Arrested after Fleeing from Police

Tenniel Selner
Jeffrey Knoebel

A Grovertown man and his passenger were arrested Thursday morning after the Starke County Sheriff’s Department attempted to serve an arrest warrant at his home.

Officers arrived at Jeffrey Knoebel’s home on Francis Street and found that he left the residence. They located his van traveling east on U.S. 30 and followed it to the Grovertown Truck Stop. Knoebel reportedly fled into the truck stop and ran out the back into the woods. Indiana State Police officers and an Indiana Emergency Response Team conducted a K9 track on Knoebel and found him hiding by a tree.

The female passenger in the vehicle, Tenniel Selner, was detained while officers looked for Knoebel. They were both taken to the Starke County Jail.

Knoebel has preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement, Possession of Methamphetamines and Maintaining a Common Nuisance. Selner has a preliminary charge of Assisting a Criminal.