Two arrested on warrants on Lafayette Avenue

Jacob Burch
Jacob Burch

A suspect wanted on a warrant tried to hide behind a refrigerator, according to Columbus police.

PoliceĀ attempting to serve an arrest warrant at an apartment in the 900 block of Lafayette Avenue at about 4:20 p.m. Thursday saw a fugitive, 25-year-old Jacob A. Burch, trying to hide inside the residence, says Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the police department.

Shawna Gibson
Shawna Gibson

27-year-old Shawna M. Gibson came to the door and she was also wanted on a warrant. After getting permission to enter, officers found Burch allegedly trying to hide between the kitchen wall and refrigerator.

During searches before arrest, Gibson was allegedly found to be carrying syringes and Burch allegedly had methamphetamine and muscle relaxants in his pocket.

In addition to the Bartholomew County warrant, Burch was arrested on preliminary charges of:


  • Possession of Methamphetamine
  • Possession of a Legend Drug Smoking Device
  • Possession of a Legend Drug

Gibson was arrested on a Jackson County warrant and a preliminary charge of possession of a legend drug injection device.