North Vernon driver arrested on multiple charges after pursuit

Columbus police officers arrested a North Vernon man on multiple felony charges after a vehicle pursuit on Saturday afternoon.

At approximately 4:30 p.m., CPD officers attempted to stop a vehicle driven by Aaron M. Johnson, 20, of 719 Hoosier St., North Vernon, near 10th Street and Pearl Street, however, he refused to pull over, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

A vehicle pursuit ensued and continued south out of the city on State Road 11. A short time later, Johnson’s vehicle struck a tire deflation device that was deployed near County Road 200S by deputies from the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, Harris said.

Officers noted that Johnson’s vehicle had multiple flat tires as the vehicle continued traveling west in the county. A few minutes later, Johnson lost control of his vehicle in the 11000 block of West Sawmill Road and was taken into custody. He was transported to the Bartholomew County Jail where he was remanded on the following preliminary charges:Resisting law enforcement with a vehicle

Criminal confinement

Criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon

Reckless driving

Jennings County warrant for child molesting

Johnson was being held without bond in the Bartholomew County Jail, jail officials said.