Man accused of robbing bank and shooting at officers during chase

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John Knotts

ASHLAND, Ky. (WTVQ) – Ashland Police say they know who was behind a bank robbery from earlier this month.

Detectives issued a warrant Friday for 34-year-old John Knotts, of Pedro, Ohio. They say Knotts robbed the PNC Bank on Blackburn Avenue in Ashland on January 9, 2020.

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According to police, Knotts is in the Greenup County Jail, on charges related to a pursuit where Knotts reportedly shot at officers.

Police say evidence left from the shooting linked Knotts to the robbery.