CPD arrests local man on multiple charges

A local man was arrested on a felony warrant and drug-related charges while walking near 11th and Franklin streets.

Columbus Police Sgt. Oscar Olmeda saw William C. Cox, 42, Columbus at 2:45 p.m. Friday and confirmed there was a felony Bartholomew Superior Court 1 warrant for failure to appear pending on Cox, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

The original charges on that warrant are unlawful possession of a firearm, theft of a firearm, theft and unlawful possession of a firearm with a prior domestic violence conviction, Harris said.

While searching Cox, officers found a syringe as well as a debit card that was recently stolen, Harris said. Cox was also arrested on charges of possession of stolen property and possession of a syringe, Harris said.

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