Wanted woman arrested on warrants after running from police

Shelby Yates. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department

Columbus police arrested a woman who was wanted on two warrants after she ran from officers on Friday.

Officers were originally called to 11th and Pearl streets at about 10:40 p.m. Friday evening to check on the welfare of a person walking in the street. Police found 22-year-old Shelby B. Yates and soon realized she was wanted on outstanding warrants. But when police tried to arrest her, she ran away and was caught a short distance later.

In addition to the outstanding Bartholomew County warrants, she is now facing a new charge of resisting law enforcement.