Wanted man arrested after downtown chase

Keith Gilbert. Photo courtesy of Columbus police.

A man wanted on two warrants was arrested after a chase Friday night by Columbus police.

Officers noticed 43-year-old Keith J. Gilbert driving near 12th and Sycamore streets at about 5:40 p.m. Friday afternoon and tried to get him to pull over. Instead, he drove through several stop signs before leaving the vehicle and running away near 14th and California streets.

Police caught him in a backyard on Chestnut Street. A search of his vehicle revealed marijuana, police report.

In addition to the two Bartholomew County warrants, he is facing new preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement and resisting law enforcement with a vehicle and possession of marijuana.