Wanted man arrested after run from Columbus police

Travis D. Stephens. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department

Columbus police arrested a wanted man who tried to run from officers Saturday afternoon.

According to reports from the Columbus Police Department, police noticed 40-year-old Travis D. Stephens of Needham in the 1500 block of Grand Avenue at about 5 p.m. Saturday afternoon, and recognized he was wanted on an outstanding warrant.

When police approached him, he ran from the area, into a nearby apartment. Police arrested him after he was found shortly afterwards in a fenced area behind the building.

When they searched Stephens, police found three small bags of methamphetamine. He is facing new preliminary charges of possession of methamphetamine, resisting law enforcement and the outstanding Shelby County warrant.