Wanted Columbus man arrested after traffic stop

Connor T. Spachtholtz

A wanted Columbus man was arrested after running from deputies during a traffic stop Saturday.

According to reports from the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, a deputy pulled over a vehicle at U.S. 31 and Eisenhower Drive for a traffic stop at about 11:51 p.m. Saturday night. Officers discovered that a passenger had two outstanding warrants.

As deputies arrested the man, 33-year-old Connor Spachtholtz, he tried to run away but was recaptured a short distance away, according to police. Deputies also recovered prescription pills and narcotics at the scene.

Spachtholtz was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital to be checked out and then arrested on preliminary charges of false identifying, dealing in and possessing a controlled substance, resisting law enforcement and possession of paraphernalia, as well as the two outstanding warrants.

Photos courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department