E-town man arrested on warrant, counterfeiting charge

Jacob Noble
Jacob Noble

An Elizabethtown man was arrested on an outstanding warrant Monday, but was also found to be carrying a fake $20 bill, leading to a counterfeiting charge, according to Columbus police.

Columbus police Officer Travis Harbaugh saw the fugitive, 23-year-old Jacob M. Noble, outside of a gas station on State Street at about 9 p.m. last night and tried to make an arrest on the outstanding warrant, says Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the police department.

But Noble allegedly left the area. Officers found him a short time later inside of a nearby home’s bathroom. While searching him after the arrest, officers allegedly found the fake money.

He is facing a new preliminary charge of counterfeiting. The warrant was for violating his probation on an original charge of conversion, Harris said.