Man accused of barging into home

Tyler J. Wells Submitted photo

Staff Reports

A local man was arrested Thursday night after he was accused of barging into a home and scuffling with the homeowner.

Columbus police were sent to a home in the 3000 block of 32nd Street about illegal residential entry, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

The homeowner advised that she and her family were inside their home when the suspect, later identified as Tyler J. Wells, 30, of 3154 Griffa Ave., barged through their door and briefly pinned her husband to the floor, Harris said.

The man was able to get away from the suspect and retrieved a handgun from his bedroom and ordered Wells to leave the home, Harris said.

The officers observed Wells leaving the home as they arrived at the residence. Wells was placed under arrest and he attempted to pull away from the officers when they were preparing to put him in a patrol vehicle, Harris said.

Officers suspected that Wells was under the influence of an unknown intoxicant and he was transported to Columbus Regional Hospital.

Upon his release from the hospital, Wells was taken to the Bartholomew County Jail on preliminary charges of residential entry, resisting law enforcement and public intoxication, Harris said.

Wells was being held in jail in lieu of $16,000 bond, jail officials said.