Loud voice leads to arrest of intoxicated man

Joshua K. England. Photo courtesy of Columbus police.

An early-morning shouting incident in downtown Columbus ended up in an arrest for a North Vernon man over the weekend.

Columbus police are reporting that they were called to an incident where a man was screaming in the area of Fourth and Washington streets at about 1:50 on Sunday morning. They found 37-year-old Joshua K. England who was slurring his words and appeared wobbly on his feet. As he was being arrested, he allegedly kicked an officer while police were trying to put him in a patrol vehicle and also kicked a jail officer while being locked up, according to police reports.

He is facing preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement, disorderly conduct and battery on a law enforcement officer.