Police arrest local man after foot chase

A local man was arrested after he ran from a Columbus police officer who was trying to arrest him on a warrant.

Michael F. Childers, 25, Columbus, was arrested on preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement and the warrant at 1:10 a.m. Wednesday, police said.

Officer Matt Prendergast saw a vehicle with no taillights in the 1900 block of Gilmore Street and spoke to the driver, later identified as Childers.

After Prendergast confirmed Childers was wanted on the warrant, Childers ran, jumping over a fence and through several yards before he was caught in the 1800 block of Gilmore Street.

For more on this story, see Thursday’s Republic.