Two arrested after Friday police chase in Columbus

Cory Crowe. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department

Two Columbus men were arrested after fleeing from police and crashing into another vehicle Friday morning.

According to police reports, officers tried to stop a vehicle for a minor traffic violation at about 10:35 a.m. Friday morning in the 2200 block of Hawcreek Avenue. Instead, the driver raced away and soon crossed the centerline crashing into another vehicle on Forest Drive.

The driver ran from the scene. A passenger in the vehicle, 34-year-old Jeremy D. Morgan of Columbus, was still in the vehicle and was found to be wanted on an outstanding Bartholomew County warrant.

The driver, 32-year-old Cody R. Crowe, was captured a short distance away after being chased by police on foot. He was wanted on warrants from Jackson and Bartholomew counties. Crowe is facing new charges of resisting law enforcement, leaving the scene of an accident, driving while suspended and reckless driving.

The driver in the second vehicle suffered minor injuries in the crash, according to police reports.

Jeremy Morgan. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.