Police dog finds suspect after call to Columbus storage business

Christopher Staggs. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

A suspect was arrested after employees at a Columbus storage business saw him checking doors at the facility early this morning.

Columbus police say that they were called to the business at about 2 a.m. this morning and the suspect ran away. After being warned several times by Officer Branch Schrader, Columbus police dog Argo was put on the man’s trail and he was soon found hiding behind a trailer and taken into custody. A set of bolt cutters and a syringe were found nearby.

After being treated at Columbus Regional Hospital for a dog bite to his leg, 38-year-old Christopher Douglas of Austin was taken to jail on preliminary charges of attempted theft, possession of a syringe, resisting law enforcement and trespassing.