Columbus man arrested for alleged gun threat

Keith Wilder; photo courtesy of Columbus Police Dept.

A Columbus man was arrested Thursday morning after allegedly making threats with a gun at a local business. At about 5:50 a.m., Columbus police were called to PMG, at 1751 Arcadia Drive, in regards to a man with an orange bandanna covering his face who was causing a disturbance and making threats with the weapon. Officers arrived moments later and found 40-year-old Keith P. Wilder outside of the facility. When officers conducted a search of the area, they reportedly found a gun wrapped in an orange bandanna. Wilder is not an employee of the business.

Wilder was arrested on preliminary charges of Intimidation with a Deadly Weapon and Carrying a Handgun without a Permit. He remains behind bars on a 48-hour hold as the investigation continues.