Two local men were arrested after they were seen acting suspiciously inside of a Columbus store. Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the Columbus Police Department, says that at approximately 12:30 p.m. Saturday, officers were dispatched to the Best Buy in the 1300 block of National Road in regards to a man who entered the store wearing a mask and had a collapsible baton tucked in his waistband. Harris says that store security told police that the man threw the mask on the floor when he was asked to remove it. He then reportedly walked to the back of the store with another man. Officers found the two men a short time later and immediately recognized one of them as 29-year-old Ricky A. Schoonover, 29, of Columbus, who a had a warrant for his arrest. When Schoonover was taken into custody officers allegedly found a small amount of marijuana and methamphetamine in his pants pockets.

Officers also spoke to the other man, whom they described as “acting nervous.” Harris says the man initially gave police a fake name. While he was being patted down by an officer, Harris says the man reached for one of his back pants pockets. He was ultimately identified as 26-year-old Devin C. Kinman, of Columbus. After Kinman was was placed in handcuffs, officers reported finding a loaded handgun in one his back pants pockets, as well as the baton.

Both Schoonover and Kinman were arrested and booked in the Bartholomew County Jail on 48 hour hold. They are facing preliminary charges of:

Devin C. Kinman:
Possession of a Firearm by a Serious Violent Felon
False Informing
Bartholomew County Arrest Warrant

Ricky A. Schoonover:
Bartholomew County Warrant
Out of County Warrant
Possession of Methamphetamine
Possession of Marijuana