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COLUMBUS — A 23-year-old Columbus man is accused of stealing hundreds of dollars from his roommate’s wallet and setting off on foot down 23rd Street before being subdued by police officers when he resisted arrest.

Platte County Court Judge Patrick McDermott set Davis Harrington’s bond at $25,000, 10 percent allowed for release, on charges of second-offense resisting arrest and theft by unlawful taking $500-$1,500.

McDermott scheduled Harrington, who appeared in court Monday via video conference from the county jail, for an Oct. 19 status hearing on the charges.

The resisting arrest charge is a Class 3A felony, punishable by up to three years in prison, 18 months of post-release supervision and a $10,000 fine. The theft charge is a Class I misdemeanor that carries a penalty of up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

A Columbus Police investigation got underway just before 1 a.m. Sept. 22 with a report of a disturbance involving two men walking west in the area of the 2300 block of 23rd Street.

Officer Bryan Heusinkvelt wrote in his probable cause statement that he encountered the two men walking and ordered them to stop.

One of the men reported that the other had stolen about $500 in cash from his wallet while he was partially asleep in his room at the residence the two share.

The alleged victim reported he had several $100 bills folded in half in his wallet along with about a half dozen $20 bills and other cash, Heusinkvelt wrote in his statement.

The officer stated that he ordered Harrington to stop walking away, then pulled his patrol car ahead of the defendant, got out and again ordered him to stop walking.

Harrington refused to stop walking and disobeyed commands to put his hands behind his back, the officer wrote in his statement.

It eventually took three officers to subdue Harrington and place him in handcuffs, according to the police document.

Harrington was previously convicted of resisting arrest in December 2015 and May 2016.



Jim Osborn is a news reporter at The Columbus Telegram.

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