Shots fired in downtown Columbus; three arrested

Benji L. Smith. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department

Three people were arrested after shots were fired in the 2500 block of 14th Street in Columbus early Tuesday morning.

According to Columbus police reports, officers were called to a home at about 5:55 a.m. Tuesday morning. Police say that their investigation revealed that 44-year-old Benji L. Smith of Columbus fired a gun at a vehicle that drove by his home. That came after an online argument. The driver of the vehicle was uninjured and police recovered a .22 caliber shell casing from the driveway.

Smith was arrested on preliminary charges of intimidation with a deadly weapon, criminal recklessness with a firearm, and maintaining a common nuisance.

Trevin Colglazier. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

A search of the home uncovered narcotics, drug paraphernalia, multiple firearms and a large amount of cash. Police also found 30-year-old Trevin L. Colglazier of Columbus hiding under a mattress. He was wanted on an outstanding warrant and arrested.

A woman at the home, Jessica S. Smith, is being accused of maintaining a common nuisance.