Richard Lawrence Knoblaugh II. Photo courtesy of the Flagler County Sheriff's Office

Man taken down by K-9 after leading deputies on slow-speed chase

Knoblaugh, whose license was revoked on Feb. 26, is being charged with aggravated fleeing and eluding, resisting arrest without violence, habitual traffic offender and leaving the scene of a crash with unattended property damage.
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Apr. 3, 2018

A man led deputies on a slow-speed chase throughout Flagler County on Monday, April 2, ultimately ending in the man being sent to the hospital after a K-9 apprehended the suspect, according to a charging affidavit released by the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were alerted that Richard Lawrence Knoblaugh II, 38, a wanted man, may be in Bunnell as either the driver or passenger of a cream-colored Chrysler Aspen. Deputies spotted Knoblaugh in a vehicle matching the description traveling on State Road 100 near Flagler Palm Coast High School.

Deputies were able to identify the driver as Knoblaugh and followed him with emergency lights flashing. Knoblaugh recklessly and evasively changed lanes, almost striking several vehicles, before exiting onto Interstate 95. Knoblaugh led deputies through Palm Harbor Parkway, where stop sticks were successfully deployed, and Coral Reef Court.

Now driving without tires, Knoblaugh headed northbound on Palm Harbor Parkway toward Matanzas High School before he made an illegal U-turn and made his way back to the Coral Reef neighborhood near his residence.

Once Knoblaugh reached No. 25 Coolidge Court, he exited the vehicle and fled on foot toward the residence with a deputy and his K-9 partner Valor in pursuit. The K-9 was able to subdue Knoblaugh, whose dog bite was treated on-scene before he was taken to Florida Hospital Flagler.

Knoblaugh, whose license was revoked on Feb. 26, is being charged with aggravated fleeing and eluding, resisting arrest without violence, habitual traffic offender and leaving the scene of a crash with unattended property damage.