Columbus man facing charges after weekend robbery

Joshua W. Olmstead (Provided Photo/Columbus Police Department)

COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) — A Columbus man was arrested over the weekend after someone called police saying they’d been robbed.

Officials say around 3 a.m. Saturday, there was a report of a robbery in the 3100 block of Sycamore Drive. The victim told police that a man forced his way into his apartment and ordered him to “empty his pockets.”

According to police, the suspect said he had a gun and took the victim’s cell phone, pants and a pack of cigarettes. The victim ran to a convenience store nearby and called 911.

When officers arrived at the apartment, they say they could hear a disturbance inside one of the units. Police spoke with a resident, who said two men were fighting in his bathroom.

Inside the bathroom, officers found 25-year-old Joshua W. Olmstead and a man who was unresponsive but breathing. Police say that man was given a dose of Narcan by officers and shortly afterward regained consciousness.

Olmstead was transported to the Bartholomew County Jail on preliminary charges of robbery and residential entry.

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