Local man arrested after barricading himself in bathroom

A Columbus man’s attempt to avoid being arrested failed after an incident earlier this week.

Judy Jackson, Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson, says that at 10:12 a.m. on Monday, Capt. Christopher

Michael Childers: Photo courtesy of the Bartholomew County Sheriff's Dept.
Michael Childers: Photo courtesy of the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Dept.

Roberts and Detective Jason Williams attempted to serve a warrant on Michael F. Childers, 24, of 1314 Lafayette Ave. Jackson says that the attempt to make the arrest came about after detectives received information that Childers was staying at a home in the 1300 block of Franklin Street. When they got there, the detectives say that they were invited inside by an unknown man before being met by another man who said that he was Childers’ father.

Jackson says that, moments later, Detectives found Childers inside the home. He reportedly tried to barricade himself inside of a bathroom, but was ultimately taken into custody without further incident.

Childers was arrested on the outstanding warrant charging him with Violation of Probation on original charges of Criminal Confinement, Domestic Battery, Intimidation and Possession of Marijuana. The Sheriff’s Department says that Childers remains behind bars in lieu of $35,000 bond.