Gas station disturbance leads to Columbus man’s arrest

A scuffle with police at a convenience store led to the arrest of a Columbus man Saturday night.

Police report being called to assist with a drunk man who was refusing to leave a gas station in the 1100 block of Washington Street at about  7:55 p.m. Saturday night. They encountered 27-year-old Joseph B. Caudill, who was causing a disturbance and began resisting police when they tried to arrest him. The fight went to the floor, where he was put into restraints and taken to Columbus Regional Hospital to be checked out.

After being released from the hospital he was taken to jail on preliminary charges of public intoxication, trespassing and resisting law enforcement.