Foot-chase ends in arrest of wanted Columbus man

Shawn Mace; Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Dept.

A Columbus man was arrested after a foot-chase Wednesday evening.

The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department says that at about 6:12 p.m., Deputy Dylan Prather was traveling south on Pearl Street when saw a local man that he knew had an outstanding arrest warrant. After making contact with the subject in the 800 block of Pearl Street, the man 47-year-old Shawn Mace, of Pearl Street, allegedly took off running.

Following a pursuit and a short altercation, Mace was taken into custody on preliminary charges of:

Resisting Law Enforcement
Possession of Methamphetamine
Outstanding Warrant

Mace remains in BCJ in lieu of $122,500 bond.

Prather is a member of the Intelligence Led Policing Unit which is a collaboration among the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office, the Columbus Police Department and the Bartholomew County Prosecutor’s Office. The ILP Unit focuses on high profile offenders who are involved in drug related crimes and property crimes throughout Bartholomew County.