Galesburg man runs from cops, jumps in Lake Storey

A Galesburg man, under the false pretense that he had an outstanding warrant, allegedly ran from police officers and attempted to escape by jumping into Lake Storey, according to a police report.

26-year-old Trevor S. Clewell made a video appearance in Knox County Circuit Court where Judge James Standard set his bail at $3,000.

Clewell has been charged with a Class 2 Felony of aggravated battery of a peace officer and misdemeanors of obstruction, resisting arrest.

Officers were at Allison Campground for an unrelated incident, and asked for identification from Clewell.

Reports indicate that Clewell gave a relatives name and date of birth. When dispatch advised officers that there was a Knox County Warrant for someone under that name, he ran.

Clewell allegedly pushed an officer – who was attempting to grab his arms – and jumped into Lake Storey before turning himself over.

He told officers he believed he had a warrant out of Mercer County, but reports note that he did not have a warrant for his arrest.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for August 13th.

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