COLUMBUS, Ind. — A Columbus man tried to escape police by knocking on the door of a woman he did not know following a disturbance in downtown Columbus, authorities said.
Christopher A. Yarber, 28, was arrested early Sunday on preliminary charges of public intoxication and resisting law enforcement.
Yarber was arguing with a woman in the area of 10th and Franklin streets when Columbus Police Sgt. Jeff Williams responded to a report of a disturbance at 2:11 a.m. Sunday.
When Williams stepped out of his car, Yarber ran toward a residence in the area and refused to stop, said Sgt. Matt Harris, a spokesman for the police department.
Yarber knocked loudly on the door of the residence, asking someone to let him in, Harris said. A woman came to the door, but Williams advised the woman, who police said Yarber did not know, to not let Yarber inside.
Williams drew his gun when Yarber grabbed at something in his waistband, but he put away his gun and drew his Taser when the officer saw that the item was a cellphone.
Yarber surrendered when Williams told him to get on the ground. He refused to take a breath test and was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital for medical clearance because of his apparent intoxication level, Harris said.
After he was released from the hospital, he was booked into the Bartholomew County Jail.
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