Two arrested on warrants in Columbus

Columbus police arrested two wanted suspects Wednesday in separate incidents.

Travis Kelly
Travis Kelly

Sgt. Matt Harris says that Wednesday morning, police arrested a man wanted on Missouri warrants who was believed to be armed and dangerous.

After receiving a tip that 32-year-old Travis A. Kelly of Fullton, Missouri was working at a construction site on West County Road 450S in Columbus, Columbus Police Officers Greg Ross, Rusty Imlay and Lt. Joe Richardson arrested the fugitive without incident.

He was wanted on a long list of felony charges stemming from alleged inappropriate contact with a relative under the age of 14, where a weapon was displayed.

Charges included:

  • Sodomy or Attempted Sodomy (Dangerous Weapon Displayed)
  • Armed Criminal Action
  • Sodomy or Attempted Sodomy (1st Degree)
  • Statutory Sodomy with Person Under 14 Years of Age (Dangerous Weapon Displayed)
  •  Abuse or Neglect of a Child Under 14 Years of Age
  • Endangering the Welfare of a Child
John E. Reid II
John E. Reid II

A Shelbyville man was arrested on a parole violation warrant after allegedly trying to hide his identity from police, Harris said.

Sgt. Kyle Young stopped a vehicle that was speeding near Third and Chestnut streets Wednesday evening and the driver allegedly gave a fake name and birthdate. But officers determined that the driver was really 33-year-old John E. Reid II and he had previously given a relative’s information.

He was arrested on preliminary charges of false informing, driving while suspended and on the warrant.