LAWTON, OK (KSWO) –One man was arrested on a slew of complaints after he ran from police and stashed drugs in a home during the chase.
At 2:16 p.m. Monday, a detective saw 27-year-old Kevin Matthew Knight driving on Southwest 'H' Avenue. The detective knew Knight's driver's license was suspended and was going to pull him over, but Knight wasn't going to stop so easily.
Once the detective turned her lights on two blocks later on the 200 block of Southwest 'H' Avenue, Knight sped off and started going south on Southwest 2nd Street where he reached speeds around 60-70 mph. He ran the red light at Southwest 2nd Street and Lee Boulevard and continued onto U.S. 277. Knight kept his speed up before his Mustang started to slide and hit a fence near Southwest 5th Street and McKinley Avenue.
After crashing, Knight kept running from the detective and pulled a black pistol from his waist band. Knight ran into a home and was caught going through a dresser while a mother and daughter were home. The woman told police he told her "police were after him" and even offered her money. She chased him out of the home with a hatchet and called 911.
Police caught Knight after he left the home. When asked why he ran, he said, "Because I don't have a driver's license."
Detectives searched the woman's home to see if Knight left anything. They found approximately 41 grams of suspected methamphetamine and 5 grams of suspected marijuana in the dresser he was going through. Police also found the Glock 21 he tossed while running from police. He denied having the gun, but it was submitted to check for fingerprints.
Knight was booked on 11 different counts including: trafficking methamphetamine, first-degree burglary, having a gun during a felony and for being in possession of a gun as a convicted felon.
"We are thankful that no one was injured during this confrontation of yet another known felon with a gun," Det. Nancy Lombardo said.
The Lawton Police Department says they have had several run-ins with Knight over the last decade. They say he has been cited for driving without a license numerous times and he's known to carry a gun.