Man arrested after scuffle

Columbus police used a stun gun to subdue a local man after a scuffle with him inside a home.

Officer Travis Harbaugh saw a man acting suspiciously near a home in the 900 block of California Street at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

Harbaugh identified the man as Donald L. Estes, 38, of 921 California St., and confirmed he had multiple warrants for his arrest, Harris said.

Estes went into the residence when Harbaugh approached and once officers were inside the home, Estes refused to take his hands out of his coat pockets, Harris said. A struggle ensued between the officers and Estes, and the stun gun was used when arresting him, Harris said.

Estes was taken to the Bartholomew County Jail on preliminary charges of three warrants for conversion and resisting law enforcement. He was being held at the jail in lieu of $20,000 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.