BY THE PACKET
A man wanted by the Columbus Police Department is behind bars after he led authorities on a brief chase in and around Northside Columbus last Friday.
Pierre Colvin, 32, is once again a guest in the friendly confines of the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center after he was caught by Lowndes County Narcotics Agents Friday shortly after noon while he was running from them during a routine traffic stop. Colvin ran from them not once, not twice, but three times — twice in his car and once on foot.
Narcotics agent chad Bell was travelling West along 14th Avenue near Railroad Street when he noticed the eastbound Colvin quickly pull over to the side of the road in front of a residence. Colvin’s abrupt maneuver caught Bell’s attention and he immediately turned on his blue lights and pulled Colvin’s Ford Crown Victoria over in the parking lot of WTWG 1050 AM’s parking lot on 14th Avenue. The stop didn’t last long, for as soon as Bell stepped out of his car, Colvin stepped on the gas and raced east towards MLK.
Colvin, reportedly travelling at a reasonably high rate of speed, took a sharp turn onto 23rd Street North and then circled around to 24th Street North, headed south. The fugitive then turned onto 14th Avenue again and
went around the block again before heading North towards the housing projects on Alfalfa Avenue. Now cornered by responding officers from both the Columbus Police Department and Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office, Colvin once again pulled over and appeared to be surrendering. After a brief respite, the bandit hit the gas again and jumped the curb into the backyard of the housing complex and began to speed through the rain-soaked property. After about 20 seconds of clear sailing, Colvin lost control of his car and slammed into a clothesline pole just behind the back door of a residence.
Undeterred by the obstacle, Colvin hopped out of the vehicle and scurried back towards 23rd Street, with a full complement of law enforcement officials in tow. After a short foot chase, he was captured by officials and taken into custody. Colvin was found to have some drug paraphernalia on his person, and a scale and a small amount of crack cocaine inside of the car (When investigators searched the car, a smell -consistent with marijuana- wafted throughout the area -DM.)
When asked why he ran, he told Bell,”I’m pretty sure the city has warrants on me.”
Colvin was correct. He was arrested on three outstanding city warrants, one for contempt of court and two for domestic violence. For his part in the dynamic chase, Colvin was charged with fleeing/eluding in motor vehicle, resisting arrest, failure to obey police, suspended driver’s license and possession of cocaine (misdemeanor.)
Colvin is currently being held on a $3,298 bond.