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Columbia Police arrested a man they say was wanted on a bench warrant and gave authorities a false name.
Police say 30-year-old Lavon Jones was arrested after giving officers a false name on Friday.
According to police, employees at the Marriot near Assembly Street contacted authorities after noticing a parked car with bullet holes in it.
When officers arrived on the scene, they say a man and woman walked up to the car. Police say when they tried to question the couple about the vehicle, the man who was later identified as Jones, ran from officers. A foot chase ensued and Jones failed to stop on command.
Police say after Jones ignored their command, an officer tased him and he fell to the ground.
According to police, when Jones fell he broke the taser line and continued to run.
Police say when they finally caught up with Jones, he elbowed one of the officers in the nose after being pepper sprayed.
The officer who was elbowed in the nose was taken to a nurse and Jones was arrested and transported to Alvin S. Glenn.