Wanted local man arrested after foot chase

Tony D Shuffitt Jr.; photo courtesy of Columbus Police Dept.

A wanted man was arrested Sunday afternoon after he allegedly tried to from Columbus Police during a traffic stop. Shortly before 2 p.m., officers stopped a vehicle in the 2000 block of Central Avenue driven by Tony D. Shuffitt Jr., 29, of Columbus. The officers confirmed Shuffitt was wanted and asked him to step out of his vehicle. After exiting his vehicle, police say Shuffitt fled on foot.

Officers pursued Shuffitt on foot as he jumped several fences in the 2100 block of Pennsylvania Avenue. He was apprehended in the backyard of a nearby residence a short time later. In addition to the warrant, Shuffitt is facing new preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement and Possession of a Controlled Substance.