A 52-year-old Columbus man has been arrested and faces a charge of robbery for a crime police say happened on New Year’s Day.
According to a Columbus police report, Nelson McCarthy was arrested Sunday during a traffic stop when the officer discovered there was an outstanding warrant.
McCarthy was transported to the Muscogee County Jail without incident.
According to the police report, no weapon was used when a woman was robbed around 1 p.m. at the Eagle Trace Apartments on Torch Hill Road.
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McCarthy is scheduled to appear in Columbus Recorder’s Court Thursday at 9 a.m.