Driver accused of running from traffic stop

Robin Lee Ransom
Robin Lee Ransom

A Columbus man was arrested Saturday after allegedly running from police during a traffic stop.

Judy Jackson, spokeswoman for the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, says a deputy saw a vehicle run a red light on U.S. 31 and not signal when it changed lanes. After stopping the vehicle, the driver 44-year-old Robin Ransom of Columbus, admitted to deputies that he was driving on a suspended license, Jackson said.

Jackson said that police told Ransom to keep his hands on the steering wheel, but instead he reached inside a jacket pocket to pull out two baggies of marijuana.

Ransom then allegedly tried to run away from deputies. He was caught and arrested on preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement, possession of marijuana and driving while suspended.