Nashville man rescued from creek, then arrested

COLUMBUS — Columbus police arrested a Brown County man last week after he jumped into a rain-swollen creek while being pursued by police.

Winston C. Zink, 31, was arrested at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 17 on charges of auto theft, resisting law enforcement and a Bartholomew County warrant for failure to appear, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

Officer Troy Love saw Zink working on a mo-ped on the shoulder of the road in the 900 block of U.S. 31, Harris said. Love noted that Zink had a warrant for his arrest and stopped. He determined the mo-ped had been stolen, Harris said.

Zink fled on foot toward Clifty Creek and jumped into the swiftly moving water, Harris said. Officers saw that Zink was struggling in the water and used a throw rope to rescue him.

Zink was taken to the Bartholomew County Jail where he was held on $13,500 bond.