A Columbus woman was arrested on several charges Sunday afternoon after she allegedly lied about her identity during a traffic stop.
Columbus Police Department Spokesman Lt. Matt Harris says that at approximately 4:20 p.m., Officer Ivan Shultz stopped a vehicle near Indiana Avenue and Mapleton Avenue for having an expired license plate. During the traffic stop, Shultz reportedly spoke with a passenger who told him that she did not have an identification card. When Shultz conducted a computer records check, he noted that the photograph that accompanied the records did not match the name given by the passenger. Harris says that officers later determined that the passenger was 36-year-old Brea D. Shipley. Authorities say that as Shipley was being taken into custody, officers allegedly found heroin her pants pockets.
Harris says that Shipley, along with a pair of outstanding Bartholomew County warrants, was booked to the Bartholomew County Jail on preliminary charges of Possession of Heroin, False Identity Statement and False Informing.