Downtown chase leads to two arrests

Samantha R. Anderson. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

Two people were arrested after they fled from Columbus police last night near 25th and Maple streets.

Police report that they tried to pull over a vehicle at about 9:10 p.m. last night after noting that it did not have the correct license plate. But the driver took off, tearing through Columbus alleys and streets until coming to a stop about 10 minutes later in the 700 block of Maple Street.

The driver 27-year-old Samantha R. Anderson and 33-year-old Christopher D. Branum, both of Columbus, were both arrested at gunpoint. Police found that the two also both had outstanding warrants.

Anderson is facing new charges of reckless driving, criminal recklessness, driving while suspended with a prior conviction and resisting law enforcement in a vehicle. Branum was arrested on two outstanding Bartholomew County Warrants.

Christopher D. Branum