Elizabethtown man arrested on counterfeiting charge

An Elizabethtown man found hiding inside a bathroom of a local residence was arrested on a charge of counterfeiting.

Jacob M. Noble, 23, 8130 E. County Road 750S is being held in the Bartholomew County Jail on charges of felony counterfeiting and violation of probation on an original charge of conversion, jail officials said. Noble’s bond has been set at $17,500, jail officials said.

At about 9 p.m. Monday, Columbus police officer Travis Harbaugh was patrolling State Street when he saw Noble outside a gas station, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

Harbaugh confirmed Noble had a local warrant for his arrest but lost sight of him, Harris said.

Harbaugh and officer Andrew Plank located Noble inside a nearby home’s bathroom a short time later, Harris said. As Noble was being arrested, officers found a counterfeit $20 bill in his coat pocket, Harris said.

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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at jmcclure@therepublic.com or (812) 379-5631.