A Hopkinsville man was arrested Monday night while at South Fowler Avenue and West Second Street after he was in possession of a rifle and fled police, according to a Hopkinsville police report.
Officers were called around 7:35 p.m. Monday in reference to a man walking up and down the street with a rifle. When officers arrived they allegedly observed Charles E. Hollowell, 40, shielding his body and holding his hands behind his body hiding something.
Officers commanded Hollowell to show his hands to which he initially refused before finally dropping the rifle behind him. After dropping the gun, Hollowell allegedly fled on foot. Police pursued him on foot for a short time before eventually losing sight of him.
Police then used K9 units to find Hollowell who was hiding in a dark corner of a shed in the area. Hollowell was then apprehended and transported to Jennie Stuart Medical Center emergency room to have his injuries treated.
While there, Hollowell reportedly was continuously yelling, cursing and berating JSMC staff. A short time later, Hollowell allegedly told police he never had a gun, that he never fled from police and that he is a convicted felon.
After Hollowell’s information was run through emergency communications center, Hollowell was confirmed to be a convicted felon.
Hollowell was charged with tampering with physical evidence, first-degree fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and second-degree disorderly conduct.
In other reports:
- Chester Cliffton, 52, Hopkinsville, was arrested on the strength of a Christian County warrant around 6:25 a.m. Monday while he was at North Elm Street and Means Avenue for two counts of first-degree trafficking in methamphetamine and persistent felony offender, according to a Hopkinsville Police Department report.
- Gary Wilkins reported that between 6:40 and 7:40 a.m. Monday, someone stole his vehicle from King's Court Motel on Fort Campbell Boulevard and later caught it on fire, according to an HPD report.
This information was obtained through police, police reports or the Christian County Jail. Readers are reminded that a charge is only an accusation and everyone is entitled to the presumption of innocence until proven guilty in a court of law.