Standoff ends with arrest of Columbus man

Martin L. Keels. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

A Columbus man was arrested last week after a short standoff with police.

According to Columbus police reports, officers received information that a man had poured gasoline on another person and pointed a gun at a victim in the 200 block of Pence Street.

Police arrived at shortly before 3 p.m. Friday and found 29-year-old Martin L. Keels in the backyard of the residence but he went back inside. Hearing that Keels might still be armed, police called for the SWAT team. But Keels left the home before the SWAT team arrived. He was subdued by a Taser and arrested.

He is facing charges of domestic battery and intimidation, as well as two outstanding Jennings County warrants.