Man captured on stolen bicycle

Thomas D. Crouch. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

A man trying to flee from Columbus police last night on a stolen bicycle was arrested.

Police report that an officer noticed 47-year-old Thomas D. Crouch of Columbus riding the bike near Cherry Street and Indiana Avenue at about 8:45 last night and recognized that Crouch was wanted on a Bartholomew County warrant. Police attempted to stop Crouch, but he allegedly fled on the bike. He was captured a short time later in the 600 block of Parkway Drive.

A check of the bike’s serial number revealed that it had been reported stolen earlier this month from a Columbus resident.

In addition to the outstanding warrant, he is facing preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement and possesion of stolen property.