Columbus police arrest man hiding behind a home

Kurtis Gregory. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

Columbus police arrested a man on drug-related charges after he tried to run from a traffic stop early Wednesday morning.

Officers say they began chasing a speeding vehicle near 17th and Chestnut streets at about 1:20 a.m. that morning. The driver suddenly stopped the vehicle and ran away.

A police dog was brought to the scene and found 32-year-old Kurtis W. Gregory hiding behind a home in the 1600 block of Chestnut Street. Also found nearby was heroin, methamphetamine and a syringe.

Gregory is facing a charge of resisting arrest, along with possession charges for the drugs and syringe.