Narcotics team arrests man on drug-dealing warrants

Thomas Childers
Thomas Childers

A Columbus man was arrested on 11 charges after a crash yesterday on Pence Street.

Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the Columbus Police Department, says that the county’s Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team and the city police, had a warrant for the arrest of 32-year-old Thomas E. Childers on narcotics dealing charges. He was seen driving a car on State Street yesterday at about 4:30 p.m. yesterday.

When officers tried to pull him over, he allegedly fled before crashing into a parked vehicle. Childers then ran into a building where he was arrested after a struggle with officers, Harris said.

Officers saw narcotics in the residence and got a search warrant, Harris said. They allegedly recovered about two grams of heroin, 15 hypodermic needles, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a stolen computer.

Childers was arrested on a slew of charges including:

  1. Two Bartholomew County Circuit Court warrants for dealing in a narcotic drug.
  2. Resisting Law Enforcement by Vehicle
  3. Resisting Law Enforcement on Foot
  4. Receiving Stolen Property
  5. Possession of Heroin
  6. Possession of a Legend Drug Injection Device
  7. Driving While Suspended/Prior Conviction
  8. Reckless Driving
  9. Possession of Marijuana
  10. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  11. Leaving the Scene of an Accident
Chad Mitchell
Chad Mitchell

40-year-old Chad A. Mitchell was also arrested on a charge of maintaining a common nuisance.