Stolen vehicle crashed during Columbus chase

Melvin Foree. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department

A Columbus man was arrested and a stolen vehicle recovered after a chase Monday afternoon on 10th Street.

According to Columbus Police Department reports, officers spotted a car speeding near 10th Street and Central Avenue at about 1:30 p.m.Monday afternoon. Police tried to pull the vehicle over but the driver ran the traffic signal at the intersection, eventually losing control and crashing near 10th Street at McClure Road. The driver then tried to run away before being captured in the 900 block of McClure Road.

39-year-old Melvin G. Foree was arrested on preliminary charges of auto theft, leaving the scene of an accident, resisting law enforcement in a vehicle and resisting law enforcement on foot.

Photos courtesy of Columbus Police Department