Suspect Arrested After Report Of Officer In Trouble


Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of an officer in trouble in south Columbus early Wednesday morning.

This happened at a Turkey Hill gas station in the 3900 block of South High Street and Obetz Road.

Authorities say when the deputy ran the vehicle's license plate, it was discovered that the owner of the vehicle was wanted for a felony drug offense.

The deputy then tried to make a traffic stop.

As the deputy tried to put the driver in handcuffs, the driver took off running.

The suspect was allegedly throwing drugs and money as he ran, but didn’t make it out of the parking lot before the deputy caught up to him.

The deputy used a taser in order to arrest him.

The deputy was not hurt.

The suspect was taken to Grant Medical Center.

Sheriff’s deputies say the driver of the vehicle, however, is not the owner of the vehicle.

Authorities impounded the vehicle and were searching for the vehicle’s owner.

A second person inside the vehicle was also taken into custody and was cooperating with deputies.

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