Police chase leads to arrest of Hartsville man

A Hartsville man was arrested after he allegedly ran from Columbus Police on Saturday night.

Lt. Matt Harris, CPD spokesman, says that at about 7 p.m., Officer Andrew Plank noticed Robert W. Hiatt, 23, driving a vehicle in the 800

Photo courtesy of the Columbus Police Dept.
Photo courtesy of the Columbus Police Dept.

block of Maple Street. Officer Plank reported that he knew that Hiatt had a warrant for his arrest, so he tried to pull his vehicle over. That led to a short vehicle chase, said authorities. Hiatt then allegedly stopped his vehicle, then fled on foot in to a home in the 800 block of Hutchins Avenue. Hiatt was taken into custody inside the home a short time later, say authorities. Harris adds that officers allegedly found methamphetamine inside the vehicle Hiatt had been driving.

Along with the outstanding warrant, Hiatt was arrested on preliminary charges of Driving While Suspended, Possession of Methamphetamine and Resisting Law Enforcement.