Run from police leads to drug arrest

Eric Peetz
Eric Peetz

A Columbus man wanted on outstanding warrants was arrested on drug charges after allegedly fleeing from city officers Friday.

Sgt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the police department, said that officers saw 24-year-old Eric J. Peetz in the 1000 block of Third Street on Friday afternoon and realized he was wanted on warrants. When he was approached by an officer, Peetz allegedly ran away. Peetz was caught about three blocks away, in the 1000 block of Sixth Street.

When searching him before his arrest, Peetz was allegedly found to be carrying a small bag in his coat pocket containing methamphetamine and and drug paraphernalia. In addition to the warrants, he was also arrested on preliminary charges of possession of a legend drug injection device, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia and resisting law enforcement.

The original Bartholomew County warrants were on charges of theft and resisting law enforcement and a probation violation on an original charge of conversion.