Columbus man accused of threats against officers

Brandon Weddle. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

A Columbus man is accused of threatening and spitting on police officers during a Sunday evening incident on the east side of Columbus.

According to Columbus Police Department reports, officers were called to the Indiana Avenue area at about 6:50 p.m. after a suspicious person damaged a storm door at a residence. Police found the suspect lying in the driveway of a home in the 2900 block of Indiana Avenue.

When officers approached him, the man got to his feet and began threatening police. Police say he spit on an officer and continued to make threats as he was taken into custody. He was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital to be checked out before being taken to the jail.

27-year-old Brandon M. Weddle was arrested on preliminary charges of battery on a law enforcement officer, intimidation/threats, resisting law enforcement and public intoxication.