Man who led police on foot chase in jail

COLUMBUS, Ind. — A Columbus man who was wanted for arrest and led police on a foot chase is in jail on multiple arrest charges.

Columbus Police Department Officer Skylar Berry attempted to stop a suspicious vehicle near Eighth and Pearl streets at about 8:50 p.m. The car’s passenger door opened as the vehicle slowed down and a man later identified as Derek B. Woodson, 39, exited and began running on foot, Columbus Police Department spokesman Matt Harris said.

Officer Tony Kummer observed Woodson running a short time later and began chasing the man on foot. He continued running between houses in the 700 block of Pearl Street where he was arrested, Harris said.

Please read Tuesday’s edition of The Republic for more details.

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Kirk Johannesen is assistant managing editor of The Republic. He can be reached at or (812) 379-5639.