A Columbus man is under arrest after allegedly trying to flee from police on a bicycle early this morning.
Police report that two men were seen riding bicycles at about 1:45 a.m. Friday near 21st and Pennsylvania streets and police thought they looked suspicious. When an officer approached, one of the men stopped, but the second bicyclist began cutting through yards to avoid contact with police.
Officers called in a police dog and 39-year-old Daniel S. Hardin was found hiding behind a home on Pennsylvania Street. Hardin was found to have two outstanding Bartholomew County warrants and police report that during a search they found marijuana and drug paraphernalia on him.
In addition to the warrants and possession charges, he is facing a preliminary charge of resisting law enforcement. .