CPD Officer catches suspect on his first day

Shane Wilson; photo courtesy of Columbus Police Dept.

A Ripley County man is in custody after he allegedly fled on foot during a traffic stop in Columbus on Wednesday afternoon. Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the Columbus Police Department, says that at approximately 2:10 p.m., Officers Frank Dickman and Reid Thayer attempted to stop a vehicle with a false and fictitious license plate near Eighth Street and Cottage Avenue. The driver, 21-year-old Shane D. Wilson, of Sunman, allegedly pulled away from an officer and began fleeing on foot. Harris says Wilson was apprehended by Officer Thayer, who was finishing his first day of training as a CPD officer, in the backyard of a home in the 700 block of Maple Street.

Wilson is facing a preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement. Officers add that Wilson was also wanted on an outstanding Bartholomew County warrant.