Chase on bicycle ends with rider’s arrest

A Freetown man was arrested after he attempted to elude Columbus police officers on a bicycle.

Officer Travis Harbaugh saw Charles A. Reed, 29, at 8:45 p.m. Friday riding a bicycle near State and Jones streets and knew Reed had multiple pending warrants for his arrest, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

Reed continued riding the bicycle in an attempt to elude Harbaugh, Harris said. Reed later rode his bicycle behind a building on Dahn Street, where he stopped and Harbaugh was able to arrest him, Harris said.

Reed was arrested on two Bartholomew County warrants for failure to appear and resisting law enforcement, he said.

Reed is being held in lieu of $8,000 bond in the Bartholomew County Jail, jail officials said.