Wanted man accused of barging into home

Scotty W. Garland III. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

A wanted Columbus man is accused of barging into a home to avoid police Friday afternoon.

The incident started at about 3:30 p.m. when Columbus officers noticed 25 year old Scotty W. Garland III riding a bicycle in the 1400 block of Chestnut Street. Garland was wanted on two outstanding warrants and when police attempted to talk to him, he allegedly broke through the front door of a nearby home to escape.

After he fled that residence, he was seen again in the 1600 block of Orinoco Avenue and arrested.

In addition to the two outstanding warrants, Garland is facing preliminary charges of residential entry and resisting law enforcement.