Three arrested after shots fired in Columbus neighborhood

Three people were arrested Tuesday morning after CPD officers responded to a report of shots fired in a residential neighborhood.

At approximately 5:55 a.m., CPD officers were dispatched to a residence in the 2500 block of 14th Street in regards to the incident, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

Investigators believe that Benji L. Smith, 44, of 2514 14th St., fired a gun towards a vehicle that drove by his residence after having an online argument with another person, Harris said. The person driving the vehicle was not injured.

Officers located a spent shell casing in the driveway of the residence and also recovered the .22-caliber rifle they believed was used in the shooting while they were inside the home.

While conducting a search of the house, officers also located narcotics, drug paraphernalia, multiple firearms, and a large amount of U.S. currency, Harris said.

The officers also located Trevin L. Colglazier, 30, of 2228 Union St., who was hiding under a mattress inside the house. Officers determined that Colglazier had an active warrant for his arrest and he was taken into custody.

CPD patrol officers were assisted by investigators from the Columbus Police Department detective division as well as the Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team.

The following persons were taken to the Bartholomew County Jail on the preliminary charges listed below:

Benji L. Smith: Intimidation with a deadly weapon, criminal recklessness with a firearm and maintaining a common nuisance, no bond, 48-hour hold.

Jessica Sue Smith, 39, of 2514 14th St.: Maintaining a common nuisance, no bond, 48-hour hold.

Trevin L. Colglazier: Warrant, bond set at $10,000.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are possible, Harris said.