CELINA — Two people found hiding in a garage in Celina were arrested Wednesday after attempting to flee from police.
Nathan Williams, 28, was taken to the Mercer County jail for three outstanding warrants as well as new charges of obstructing official business, criminal trespass and possession drug abuse instruments.
Kayla Lovelace, 24, was charged with obstructing justice and criminal trespass, both misdemeanors.
According to reports, officers went at approximately 1 a.m. to North Walnut Street in Celina after a report indicated that Williams, who was wanted for thefts at area retail stores, was at that location. When officers made contact at the residence, Williams climbed through a window and fled the residence on foot. Lovelace, also a resident of the home, intentionally misdirected officers by telling them Williams was not there.
Celina police, with the assistance of deputies from the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office and Coldwater Police Department Sgt. Kevin Wynk and his K9 partner, Franko, searched the area for Williams. A resident flagged officers down and directed them to the 900 block of North Sugar Street, where they had seen Lovelace. Williams and Lovelace were found hiding in a garage. Williams was found in possession of three hypodermic syringes at the time he was apprehended.