Wanted pair accused of running from police in Columbus alley

Justin Sholty. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

A wanted man and woman are accused of running from police Wednesday afternoon in Columbus, leading to more charges against them.

Columbus officers report that they noticed 35 year old Natosha E. Burton and 42-year-old Justin S. Sholty near 10th and Sycamore streets at just before 5 yesterday. Recognizing they were both wanted on warrants, police approached and the two ran down a nearby alley.

Despite splitting up, the two were arrested by officers. A search of Sholty’s backpack allegedly revealed heroin, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Natosha Burton. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

Burton is facing charges of resisting law enforcement in addition to three outstanding local warrants. Sholty was arrested on two outstanding warrants and resisting law enforcement, in addition to charges of possession of heroin, methamphetamine, a legend drug, a look-alike substance, a controlled substance, and a syringe.