Two arrested after hiding from police

Two local residents who were wanted on warrants attempted to hide when police officers arrived to arrest them.

Nicole L. Childers, 29, of 745 California St., and Derek A. Green, 33, of 3782 Candlelight Drive, were discovered hiding within Childers’ home late Wednesday afternoon, said Columbus Police Department spokesman Lt. Matt Harris.

Officers entered the residence at 5:30 p.m. and found Childers hiding under a table inside a bedroom, Harris said.

A short time later, Green had to be removed from a bedroom closet after he was discovered with a syringe in his pocket, Harris said.

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Childers was originally charged with two counts of dealing in a narcotic drug as a Level 5 felony for offenses that took place in early February 2016.

However, she was not arrested on those charges until last August, jail records show. Last month, Childers accepted a plea bargain allowing her to admit her guilt to one count of dealing in a Schedule 2 controlled substance as a Level 6 felony.

On Feb. 17, Bartholomew Circuit Court Judge Kelly Benjamin gave Childers a suspended 15-month sentence. But the motion to revoke her probation was filed less than two weeks later.

Green was originally charged with both possession of methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance on May 21, 2016, the same day the offenses occurred, court records state. While out on bond, he was accused of committing a domestic battery last July.

After failing to show up for a change-of-plea hearing scheduled in Bartholomew Superior Court 1 on Feb. 20, Judge Jim Worton issued a contempt-of-court citation and ordered Green’s arrest.

Childers and Green are being held without bond in the Bartholomew County Jail, jail officials said.