Dented patrol car. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

A Columbus police cruiser is dented. That’s after a suspect banged his head into the side of the car repeatedly during an arrest, police say.

Derek Jordan. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

21-year-old Derek R. Jordan of Edinburgh was driving in the 2400 block of Taylor Road at about 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning when he crashed into a curb and disabled his minivan, says Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the Columbus Police.

Jordan attempted to run away but two witnesses tried to restrain him until police could arrive. Harris says that Jordan then began fighting with the witnesses and an off-duty officer, and then fought with officers when they arrived — eventually leading to him leaving two large dents in the side of the patrol car.

After being taken to Columbus Regional Hospital for treatment, he was arrested on charges of battery, driving without ever receiving a license, resisting law enforcement, leaving the scene of a crash, false informing and an outstanding Bartholomew County warrant.