Police arrest Knox man who was shot at during alleged theft attempt

Police have arrested a Knox County man who ran off after a homeowner shot at him during an alleged theft attempt.

The original incident happened Sept. 16. Two men were allegedly trying to steal scrap metal from a barn when the owner showed up and confronted them.

One suspect ran into the woods, but the second, identified by police as Jackie Boles, fled in a car.

The landowner fired shots at the car as Boles left, police said.

Police found Boles' car abandoned a short distance away.

He eluded capture for more than a week, but sheriff's deputies found him in a field about 10 a.m. Sunday and arrested him, state police said Monday.

Boles is charged with wanton endangerment, theft and burglary.