Man arrested on warrants after giving false name

Columbus police arrested a local man after he gave a false name to officers, who later determined he was wanted on three warrants.

Sgt. Oscar Olmeda was sent to a local hotel in the 2400 block of Jonathan Moore Pike at 9 a.m. Tuesday about a man walking around and acting suspiciously. Olmeda located Nathan F. Ingram, 27, of 3719 Camelot Lane, who gave him a false name, said officer Alyson Rech, Columbus Police Department spokeswoman.

Olmeda determined Ingram’s actual identity and learned there were three Bartholomew County warrants pending for him, Rech said.

As Ingram was arrested, officers found a syringe and glass pipe in his pants pockets, Rech said.

Ingram was arrested on the warrants and preliminary charges of possession of a legend drug injection device, possession of paraphernalia and false informing, jail officials said.

He is being held in the Bartholomew County Jail in lieu of $33,500 bond, 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.