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Man with Knox County warrants arrested in Galesburg

GALESBURG (HOI) – A man with Knox County warrants was arrested in Galesburg after police responded to a residence for a well-being check.

Christopher Nickas, 39, was arrested on numerous felony warrants at a residence in the 800 block of South Chambers today, Friday.

Christopher Nickas was seen arguing with resident Heidi Nickas when he noticed police and proceeded to go upstairs, according to a release.

After knocking on the door, Heidi refused to let officers in without a proper warrant.

A perimeter was established and a warrant was obtained when officers entered the home and conducted a search with assistance from K-9 officer Zeus.

K-9 Zeus was sent into a hole in the wall behind a dresser where Christopher was found hiding under insulation.

Christopher suffered minor injuries to his abdomen after being bitten by the K-9. He was treated at a hospital then transported to the Knox County Jail for felony aggravated fleeing and eluding, criminal damage to state-supported property, driving while suspended, four counts of violation of felony probation, unlawful disposal of a title as well as resisting a peace officer.

Christopher has a history of being associated with stolen firearms, according to police.

Jason Howell

web producer and stills photographer for 25 News and Heart of Illinois ABC

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