Police: Fake name lands wanted man in jail

Dustin Cross. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

A wanted Columbus man is accused of giving a fake name to police when he was stopped Saturday morning.

Columbus officers report that 32-year-old Dustin Cross was riding a bicycle at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning in the 200 block of Gladstone Avenue when he was questioned by police. After initially giving a false identity, he was found to have an outstanding Bartholomew County warrant.

As he was arrested, police discovered a small amount of methamphetamine in his backpack. In addition to the warrant, he is facing new preliminary charges of identity deception, false informing and possession of meth.