Columbus man arrested in auto repair shop

Ryan M. Melloh. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

An alert Indiana Conservation Officer noticed a man rummaging through cars at an automobile repair shop early this morning, leading to an arrest.

29-year-old Ryan M. Melloh of Columbus is facing preliminary charges of theft, possession of a legend drug and unlawful entry into a motor vehicle.

The incident happened at about 1:30 a.m. this morning at Lanning Automotive on Hawcreek Avenue. Columbus police were called in and took Melloh into custody. Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the Columbus Police Department, says that Melloh was allegedly carrying prescription medications that did not belong to him and had keys to a vehicle in the repair shop.