Man arrested on multiple felony charges

Brian George
Brian George

A Columbus man is being accused of felony changes ranging from auto theft to forgery after an investigation by Columbus police.

Sgt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the police department, says officers had several reports of crimes that implicated 25-year-old Brian K. George. Police arrested George last week in connection with a local auto theft case, Harris said. While a hold was placed on George, officers in the city’s SWAT team served a search warrant on his home in the 700 block of Cottage Avenue, finding more evidence.

George is facing charges of auto theft, credit card fraud, forgery, check forgery, burglary and theft.

Sgt. Tom Foust, a police detective, said that the department tracks repeat offenders and the public’s tips helped make the case against George.