Local man arrested after trying to evade police

Marlon Cowan; Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Dept.

A local man was arrested after he allegedly fled from Columbus police officers during a traffic stop on Saturday afternoon. Shortly after 2 p.m., officers attempted to stop a vehicle for an expired license plate near Seventh and Chestnut streets.

Police say the driver, 43-year-old Marlon Cowan Jr., of Columbus, refused to stop and quickly turned into the nearby north/south alley. Cowan continued driving in the alley and later exited his vehicle near the 500 block of Eighth Street and began running on foot.

Cowan ran into a nearby home where he was located a short time later and taken into custody. He’s facing two preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement and one for Driving While Suspended with a Prior Conviction.