Five arrested following CPD pursuit


Five people, including a Seymour man, were arrested on a variety of criminal charges after Columbus officers were led on a vehicle pursuit Thursday night.

At approximately 10:10 p.m., officers attempted to stop a vehicle near 12th and Chestnut streets, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman. The driver of the vehicle, later identified as Jonathan A. Davis, 30, of Seymour, refused to pull over and led officers on a vehicle pursuit, Harris said.

During the pursuit, Davis reportedly disregarded several stop signs and later lost control of the vehicle and slid into the yard of a residence near Eighth and Reed streets. Davis’ vehicle became disabled, and he fled from the vehicle and officers on foot, Harris said.

Officers pursued Davis on foot and later located him inside an apartment in the 1500 block of 10th Street, where he was taken into custody, Harris said.

While inside the apartment, officers located narcotics and drug paraphernalia and Terrell A. Brantley, 34, of Columbus, who was hiding under a blanket inside the residence, Harris said. The officers confirmed an Indiana parole warrant for Brantley’s arrest, and he was taken into custody.

Officers also arrested Joseph Stanley, 37, Nichole J. Kronmiller, 44, and Bethany M. Todd, 28, all of Columbus, as a result of the investigation. The five were transported to the Bartholomew County Jail in Columbus on the following preliminary charges:

  • Davis: Resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, resisting law enforcement, driving while suspended with a prior conviction and visiting a common nuisance, being held in jail in lieu of $21,000 bond.
  • Brantley: Indiana parole warrant, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, visiting a common nuisance, held with no bond.
  • Stanley: Visiting a common nuisance, no bond listed.
  • Kronmiller: Maintaining a common nuisance, possession of drug paraphernalia, released on probation program allowing qualifying defendants to not have to post bond, although bond was set at $10,000.
  • Todd: Visiting a common nuisance, was being held in jail in lieu of $3,500 bond.

The Columbus Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team assisted with this ongoing investigation.

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