More details available in chase near Central Middle School

Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.
Shawn P. Wainscott. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

Columbus police are identifying the driver injured in a chase near Central Middle School yesterday afternoon.

37-year-old Shawn P. Wainscott of Columbus is facing charges of resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, aggressive driving, reckless driving, failure to stop after an accident, and criminal recklessness. Additionally, he was wanted on a parole warrant.

An officer tried to stop Wainscott’s vehicle near Sixth and Smith Streets at about 4:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon but he refused to pull over and tried to flee from police.

Lt. Matt Harris says Wainscott sped west on Seventh Street and sideswiped a vehicle traveling east near Central Middle School. That vehicle was driven by 29-year-old Thorn M. Murphy of Columbus who was uninjured.

Wainscott’s vehicle crashed into a nearby yard, flipping over and landing in the 700 block of Pearl Street. Police say a female passenger ran away but was captured a short time later by a police dog. She was later released..

Wainscott was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital for treatment before being taken to the Bartholomew County Jail.