Driver arrested after allegedly trying to evade deputy

A Columbus man was arrested early Tuesday morning after allegedly trying to evade law-enforcement.

Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department Spokesperson Judy Jackson says that at approximately 2:10 a.m., Deputy Leah Burton was

Devin Kinman; Photo courtesy of the Bartholomew County Sheriff's Dept.
Devin Kinman; Photo courtesy of the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Dept.

westbound on State Road 46 when she reported seeing a vehicle, traveling at a high rate of speed, turn eastbound from Old Nashville Road.

Jackson says that Deputy Burton pursued the vehicle, which continued to Tipton Lakes Boulevard, where Burton lost sight of it. After turning eastbound onto Goeller Boulevard and approaching County Road 350 West, Burton reportedly found the vehicle again, this time, traveling east.

Jackson says that Burton initiated a traffic stop, but the suspect vehicle allegedly turned off its headlights and sped away. Authorities say that the vehicle continued at a high rate of speed before being stopped by Deputy Burton and Sgt. Gary Knoef at Goeller Boulevard and Colorado Street. They say that the driver, 25-year-old Devin Kinman, of Georgetown Road, was then arrested without incident.

Sheriff’s Department officials say that Kinman was booked in the Bartholomew County Jail on $13,500 bond. They say that he is facing preliminary charges of Resisting law Enforcement, Reckless Driving and Operating without Ever Receiving a License.