Suspect accused of throwing soda at Columbus officer

Columbus police say that they arrested a wanted man who threw a can of soda at an officer and tried to run away.

The incident starts at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon in the 1300 block of Union Street. Officers spoke to a man who allegedly gave a fake name. He turned out to be 28-year-old Roger K. Godsey of Columbus who was wanted on an outstanding warrant out of Jennings County. As they tried to take him into custody, he allegedly took off and threw a can at an officer, splattering police with the contents.

Officers tried to hit him with a Taser but it was not effective and he continued to flee, jumping a fence and running through several yards before being caught about a block away.

He is facing preliminary charges of battery on a public safety officer, resisting law enforcement and false informing along with the original warrant.