‘Suspicious person’ call leads to arrest

Columbus police who were sent to a local restaurant about a “suspicious person” arrested a man on five warrants and other charges.

Police were sent to the 2600 block of Jonathan Moore Pike at 2:50 a.m. Thursday about a suspicious person in the restaurant bathroom, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

Officers spoke to the man who initially gave a false name, but was later identified as Chawn T. Coomer, 32, Columbus, Harris said. Police determined he was wanted on five Bartholomew County warrants.

Coomer attempted to pull away from officers as they arrested him, Harris said. He was handcuffed a short time later and when he was searched, officers found two syringes in Coomer’s pants pockets, Harris said.

Coomer was arrested on the warrants and preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement, possession of a legend drug injection device and false informing.

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