Two Arrested After Pursuit In Columbus

(COLUMBUS) – Two Columbus residents were arrested Monday after the driver of an SUV led police on a chase at speeds of more than 90 miles per hour.

Columbus police say an officer recognized 48-year-old Robin L. Ransom inside the SUV on State Road 46. Ransom was wanted on six outstanding Bartholomew County warrants so police attempted to stop the vehicle.

Robin Ransom. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department

Ransom pulled over briefly near Fourth and Brown streets at about 4:15 p.m. before he sped off, ignoring traffic signals, trying to drive onto Interstate 65, and crashing into a concrete barrier.

Police found a passenger in the vehicle, 26-year old Anthony Brown, outside the vehicle and he was arrested on a charge of possession of marijuana.

Anthony M. Brown. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department

Police found Ransom hiding in the bushes near the crash site.

Ransom was arrested on charges of resisting law enforcement causing serious bodily injury, criminal recklessness causing injury, reckless driving causing injury, driving while driver’s license suspended and possession of marijuana.

Both were treated at Columbus Regional Hospital for injuries suffered in the crash and then taken to jail.