Arrest made after man held at gunpoint

Taylor Talkington
Taylor Talkington

A Columbus man is being accused of impersonating a police officer after an incident Saturday night where a victim was allegedly forced to his knees at gunpoint.

Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the Columbus Police Department, says that police were called at about 11 p.m. Saturday to a disturbance on Mapleton Street. 26-year-old Taylor T. Talkington allegedly found a man walking in the alley behind his home and accused the man of looking into Talkington’s garage. Police say Talkington falsely told the man he was a police officer ,¬†forced the victim to his knees and¬†made the victim put his hands over his head.

Talkington was arrested on a preliminary felony charge of impersonating an officer, Harris said.