Foot chase leads to heroin arrest

A local man was arrested on drug-related charges after he fled on foot from Columbus police.

Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman, said Shawn C. Bryant, 28, 12005 W. County Road 750S, was arrested at about 5:15 a.m. Monday on charges of:

  • Possession of heroin
  • Possession of a syringe
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Resisting law enforcement
  • A Johnson County warrant for violation of probation

Harris said Columbus police officer Travis Harbaugh saw Bryant walking in the 800 block of Creekview Drive and confirmed Bryant had a warrant for his arrest.

When Harbaugh attempted to stop Bryant, Bryant fled on foot. Harbaugh told Bryant he would use his stun gun, and Bryant stopped and was arrested, Harris said.

Bryant’s backpack was searched prior to taking him to jail, and officers located a small amount of heroin and four syringes, Harris said.

Bryant is being held without bond in the Bartholomew County Jail, jail officials said.

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