Struggle with officer leads to more charges

Craig Hill
Craig Hill

A Columbus man is facing more charges after struggling with police while being arrested on a warrant yesterday afternoon.

Officer Travis Harbaugh noticed 28-year-old Craig S. Hill in a vehicle in the 1100 block of Washington Street at about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, says Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the Columbus Police department. Hill was wanted on a warrant for failing to appear in court on a probation violation. That was for an original charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, Harris said.

Hill was ordered out of the vehicle, but instead of getting out he allegedly began doing something between the front seats of the vehicle. Police pulled Hill from the vehicle and had to struggle with him to put him under arrest. Officers allegedly discovered syringes between the seat and the console.

In addition to the original warrant, he is now facing new charges of resisting law enforcement and possession of a syringe, Harris said.