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Columbus police: Man tries to flee traffic stop, arrested on outstanding warrants

A man who tried to flee Columbus police during a Monday traffic stop was arrested moments later on several outstanding warrants, reports state.

Rashaad Henderson, 22, is charged with aggravated assault, DUI, obstruction of an officer, Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act, giving false information and a number of traffic violations, police said.

According to reports, an officer stopped Henderson's white Chevrolet Camero about 2 p.m. Monday at Richard Street and 18th Avenue. He first told officers his name was Braddon Davis and when the officer found no record of someone with that name, he asked Henderson to get out of the car.

The officer had Henderson stand toward his vehicle once outside. That's when Henderson tried to jump over his car and escape, police said.

Officers quickly stopped Henderson, who started fighting with police. Once handcuffed, he gave his actual name, reports state.

Henderson kept reaching for his front pocket while handcuffed, and he eventually got hold of a piece of crack cocaine, which he tried to swallow. Henderson also had $610 in cash on him, police said.

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