Area man arrested after motorcycle crash

Jayden M. Campbell; Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Dept.

A Columbus man was arrested on several charges Monday afternoon after he reportedly fled from police on a motorcycle. At approximately 4:30 p.m., a Columbus police officer tried to stop 20-year-old Jayden M. Campbell near State and Brooks streets. Police say Campbell sped away and disregarded a nearby stop sign.

A short time later, the officer located Campbell’s wrecked motorcycle near Fodrea Elementary School in an alley near Brooks Street and Kentucky Avenue. During a search of the motorcycle and property left behind, officers reported finding meth, as well as a loaded handgun with the serial number removed.

Campbell was found a short time later outside of a home on South Hinman Street. He is facing preliminary charges of:

Possession of Methamphetamine (Level 3 Felony)
Obliterating Identifying Marks on a Handgun (Level 5 Felony)
Carrying a Handgun without a License on School Property (Level 5 Felony)
Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle (Level 6 Felony)
Leaving the Scene of an Accident (Class B Misdemeanor)
Operating a Vehicle without Receiving a License (Class C Misdemeanor)