Press Release

On August 19, 2020, at approximately 3:15 p.m., Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputies were looking for a subject who had multiple outstanding arrest warrants.

Jason Morgan, 42, Hope, Indiana, was located riding his bicycle near the intersection of U.S. 31 and State Road 7. When deputies made contact, Morgan falsely identified himself and ran into a cornfield. After a Columbus Police Department K9 and Columbus Fire Department drone arrived on scene, Morgan was taken into custody without further incident.

Identification was confirmed and Morgan was taken to the Bartholomew County Jail on preliminary charges of:

  • Criminal Mischief
  • Resisting Law Enforcement
  • 5 Warrants