Man accused of shooting at thief’s vehicle

Dylan Jones
Dylan Jones

A Columbus man was arrested over the weekend after allegedly shooting at the car of a person who was breaking into vehicles.

Sgt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the Columbus Police Department, says that police were called to the area of Cardinal Drive at just after midnight Sunday morning on a report that someone was breaking into vehicles. Police talked to 22-year-old Dylan M. Jones who described a Hispanic male wearing a dark colored hat and shirt breaking into vehicles and then fleeing in a dark colored Volkswagen Jetta.

But Jones also told police he had fired at the thief’s vehicle. A search revealed a bullet hole in a neighboring apartment, inches away from a window. Jones was arrested on a preliminary charge of criminal recklessness while armed with a deadly weapon, a Level 5 Felony.

The alleged thief’s vehicle has not been located. If you have any information, you can contact the Columbus Police Department at 812-376-2600.