Man accused of running from police

Anthony W. Thompson
Anthony W. Thompson

An Elizabethtown man was arrested after allegedly shoplifting from a store and then running from police Monday.

Store workers caught 28 year-old Anthony W. Thompson allegedly trying to steal food from a store on Whitfield Drive in Columbus. After store security recovered the items, Thompson then he ran into a nearby woods, says Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the Columbus Police Department.

About an hour later, officers responded to a report of a man trying to flag down a vehicle near County Road 50N and U.S. 31. Police say Thompson ran away again, but was caught in some brush.

Thompson was found to have outstanding warrants for failing to appear in court on a charge of operating a vehicle after forfeiting his license for life and a probation violation for driving while suspended.

Police say he is facing further charges of resisting law enforcement.