Suspect arrested in domestic-violence case

Columbus police arrested a local man after he became verbally abusive and aggressive toward officers when they were questioning him about a domestic violence incident, according to reports.

Columbus police located Nathan M. Burns, 43, of 1432 Sycamore St., at 6:10 p.m. Thursday as he was riding a bicycle near 15th and Chestnut streets. Burns was a suspect in a domestic violence incident that occurred in Columbus earlier in the evening, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

After Burns was placed in handcuffs, he became verbally abusive and refused to walk under his own power, Harris said. Burns continued to be aggressive and officers used a stun gun to get him under control and into a patrol car, Harris said.

Burns was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital to be checked and was taken to the Bartholomew County Jail on preliminary charges of felony strangulation, felony domestic battery, felony criminal confinement, felony intimidation and resisting law enforcement.

He is being held without bond in the Bartholomew County Jail, 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.