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Man arrested in connection to bank robbery

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Posted at 9:57 PM, Jan 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-30 22:12:20-05

ASHLAND, Ky. (LEX 18) — Ashland Police have obtained a warrant for a man connected to a robbery of a PNC bank on Jan. 9.

John Knotts, 34, was charged on warrants for Robbery 1st Degree and Receiving Stolen Property over $10,000.00. He was already incarcerated in the Greenup County Detention Center following a police chase on Wednesday. During the chase which started in Scioto County, Ohio, and ended in Greenup County, Kentucky, Knotts fired at officers and officers fired back.

Police say evidence they gathered as a result of the investigation Wednesday linked Knotts to the bank robbery.