CPD officers deploy Taser to arrest wanted suspect

Columbus Police officers had to use a Taser during the arrest of a local man Thursday afternoon.

Department Spokesman Lt. Matt Harris says that the incident took place in the 2700 block of Rosewood Lane at approximately 2:30 p.m. He says

Thomas W. Morrison, Jr.
Thomas W. Morrison, Jr.

that Officers John Velten and Curtis Nelson found Thomas W. Morrison, Jr., who was wanted on a Jennings County warrant. Harris says that when officers attempted to take Morrison into custody, he refused to put his hands behind his back. Police allege that Morrison continued to resist arrest and struggled with the officers, which led to the Taser being used. They add that Morrison was taken into custody a short time later.

Morrison was booked in the Bartholomew County Jail on the Jennings County warrant, charging him with Failure to Appear on an Initial Charge of Domestic Battery in the Presence of a Child, as well as an additional charge of Resisting Law Enforcement. Authorities say that Morrison is being held without bond.