Wanted Columbus man arrested at area restaurant

Chawn T. Coomer; photo courtesy of Columbus Police Dept.

A report of a suspicious person at an area restaurant led to the arrest of a Columbus man who was wanted on numerous warrants. Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the Columbus Police Department, says that at approximately 2:50 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 2600 block of West Jonathan Moore Pike in regards to a suspicious person inside the restaurant’s bathroom. Harris says that when police first spoke with the man, he gave them a false name. Officers later determined that the man was 32-year-old Chawn T. Coomer, who was wanted on five Bartholomew County warrants. Harris says that Coomer attempted to pull away from officers as they attempted to take him into custody. After he was placed in handcuffs, police allegedly found two syringes in Coomer’s pants pocket.

In addition to the warrants, Coomer is facing new preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement, Possession of a Legend Drug Injection Device and False Informing.