An early morning traffic stop on Friday led to the arrest of a wanted Decatur man.
Columbus Police Department Spokesman Lt. Matt Harris says that at approximately 12:30 a.m., Officer Travis Harbaugh initiated the traffic stop near Carrie Lane and Jonathan Moore Pike when he saw a vehicle with only one headlight. The driver of the vehicle reportedly told the officer that his wallet was recently stolen and he did not have identification with him. Harris says that the man lied about his identity, but officers ultimately figured out the suspect was 30-year-old Kyle T. Chandler.
Harris says that officers determined that Chandler had warrants for his arrest from Bartholomew County and Wells County. As officers were taking him into custody, they reportedly observed that Chandler’s left hand was clinched in a fist. Chandler allegedly tried to pull away from the officers, however, they were able to get his hand open and allegedly recovered a bag containing methamphetamine. A search of Chandler’s car allegedly resulted in the discovery of a glass pipe containing methamphetamine.
Chandler was arrested and booked in the Bartholomew County Jail on the following preliminary charges:
Possession of Methamphetamine (Level 6 Felony)
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Class A Misdemeanor)
Driving While Suspended (Class A Misdemeanor)
False Informing (Class A Misdemeanor)
Chandler was also wanted on a Bartholomew County Warrant for Failure to Appear. Harris says the original charge was Possession of a Synthetic Drug. Chandler was also wanted on a warrant out of Wells County for Violation of Probation. Harris says the original charges were six Counts of Burglary, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving While Suspended, and False Informing.