Wanted man arrested after chase through neighborhood

Travis H. Lay. Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department.

A wanted Columbus man was arrested Tuesday evening after running from deputies, according to police reports.

A Bartholomew County sheriff’s deputy noticed 39-year-old Travis Lay driving a vehicle in the 8000 block of North Devonshire Road at about 6 p.m. Tuesday evening and recognized that Lay was wanted on an outstanding Bartholomew County warrant.

Lay allegedly got out of his vehicle and ran behind homes in the neighborhood, leading deputies on a chase through several back yards before finally being taken into custody.

In addition to the outstanding warrant, he is facing new charges of resisting law enforcement and driving while suspended.