Suspicious person reports leads to drug arrest

Jeffrey M. Melvin II

A Lafayette man was arrested this morning after reports of someone looking into vehicles near downtown Columbus.

Officers were looking for the suspicious person riding a bicycle at about 12:30 a,n, this morning near Pennsylvania and 13th streets when they found 26-year-old Jeffrey M. Melvin II. He was wanted on two outstanding Bartholomew County warrants and allegedly tried to pedal away when police tried to arrest him. However he was quickly taken down.

During a search, police allegedly found heroin in his clothing. He is facing preliminary charges of possession of heroin and resisting law enforcement.