Local man injures ankle evading police

Lawson R Allen; photo courtesy of Columbus Police Dept.

A local man suffered an ankle injury after reportedly trying to evade Columbus Police. At approximately 7:10 p.m. on Friday, officers saw 38-year-old Lawson R. Allen, of Columbus, in the 2300 block of Charleston Place. Police say Allen, who had two warrants for his arrest, spotted officers and ran into a nearby apartment. They say he later jumped out of a second story apartment window in an effort to avoid arrest.

The officers pursued Allen on foot and caught a short time later. He was transported to Columbus Regional Health for treatment of an ankle injury before being booked in the Bartholomew County Jail on outstanding warrants out of Bartholomew and Johnson counties, as well as new preliminary charge of Resisting Law Enforcement.