Bicyclist arrested after fleeing from police

Zackary C. Townsend. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

A wanted man was arrested by Columbus police after allegedly trying to flee on a bicycle.

Officers saw 29-year-old Zackary C. Townsend of Columbus riding the bike near 11th and Chestnut streets at about 2:45 p.m. Thursday afternoon. They recognized that he was wanted on an outstanding Bartholomew County warrant, but when officers tried to speak with him, he refused to stop.

After fleeing through several alleys, he was caught in the 800 block of Reed Street, police report. In addition to the warrant, he is facing a new preliminary charge of resisting law enforcement.