Bartholomew County Man Arrested

A Bartholomew County man was arrested on multiple charges Monday evening after the Columbus Police Department responded to a local motel. Officers were dispatched to the Econo Lodge Inn & Suites at around 11:00 PM in regards to a disturbance.

When police arrived at the motel room, they made contact with Terry Barnhart, of Columbus who they said falsely identified himself. CPD later confirmed two local warrants for his arrest. The suspect allegedly attempted to flush narcotics and drug paraphernalia down the motel room’s toilet prior to speaking to the officers.

Barnhart was placed under arrest and faces multiple drug charges.