School resource officer arrests man with two guns
Columbus, IN — A Columbus Police Department (CPD) school resource officer assigned to a Columbus middle school arrested a man with two concealed firearms Wednesday after he was spotted by the officer on school property. Columbus Chief of Police, Michael Richardson stated, “I would like to commend the officer for his swift actions today. This is just one example of why we have veteran law enforcement officers in our Columbus schools. By being proactive, rather than reactive, Officer Ross was able to investigate and confront a potential threat to student safety and arrest the suspect without incident.”Around 11:15 am, CPD School Resource Officer Greg Ross observed a man, later identified as Michael K. Jones, 38, of Columbus, acting suspiciously around vehicles in the Central Middle School staff parking area. Ross made contact with Jones and took him into custody after determining that he was in possession of two handguns that were loaded and concealed on his person. Jones was transported to the Bartholomew County Jail where he was charged on an allegation of Possession of a Firearm on School Property.Detectives from the Columbus Police Department are assisting with this ongoing investigation.