Columbus police arrest suspect after vehicle pursuit

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Columbus police officers arrested a local man after a vehicle pursuit on Tuesday afternoon.

Shortly before 3 p.m., a CPD officer stopped a speeding truck in the 1400 block of Central Avenue. The driver of the truck, who was later identified as Ronald D. Estes, 45, exited the truck and refused to follow the directions of the law enforcement officer. Estes got back into the truck a short time later and drove away from the officer, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.


A vehicle pursuit ensued during which Estes reportedly disregarded a number of traffic signals and signs, Harris said.

Estes exited the truck in the 1400 block of Lafayette Avenue and attempted to elude officers on foot. He was apprehended nearby a short time later, Harris said.

Estes was placed under arrest, transported to Columbus Regional Hospital for jail clearance and later remanded to the Bartholomew County Jail on the following preliminary charges:
–Operating a Vehicle as a Habitual Traffic Violator
–Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle
–Operating a Vehicle Without Receiving a License
–Reckless Driving

For more on this story, see Thursday’s Republic.