Wanted man found asleep in stolen vehicle

Anthony Mattox. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

Columbus police found a wanted man sleeping in a stolen vehicle Wednesday morning.

Police were called about a suspicious person and found 36-year-old Anthony D. Mattox of Columbus sleeping in a car in the 1000 block of Robert Drive at about 9:10 yesterday. He was wanted on a warrant out of Shelby County and the vehicle had been reported stolen in Bartholomew County. A search of the vehicle recovered methamphetamine, marijuana and a syringe.

In addition to the warrant, he is facing new charges of possession of stolen property, drugs and a syringe.