Battery arrest made after bicycle theft attempt

Kwayshar Booker
Kwayshar Booker

An attempted bicycle theft on Thursday morning led to the arrest of a Columbus man on battery charges.

Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the Columbus police, says officers were called to the incident in the 1300 block of Central Avenue at about 9:55 a.m. Thursday to see the victim jump into the back of a moving truck to avoid an attack by two men. Officers caught and arrested one of the alleged attackers, 22 year-old Kwayshar M. Booker.

The victim said he ws riding his bike when Booker allegedly threatened to steal it, knocked the victim off the bike and then started a fight. Booker was arrested on a preliminary charge of battery with bodily injury.

The second suspect ran away and has not yet been caught, Harris said.