A Wheeling man was arrested late Tuesday afternoon after running from police and jumping into the creek.
Wheeling PD received a call about a man who was being treated by paramedics in the Washington Avenue Plaza. When police arrived, that man ran from the scene, jumped into Big Wheeling Creek and climbed up the bank downstream onto Byrd Avenue.
Officers were able to arrest the suspect on Byrd Avenue and take him into custody. During a search of the vehicle, police found cocaine and heroin.
Shawn Michael Anderson, 35 of Wheeling is charged with obstructing an officer and possession of a controlled substance. Anderson also had felony warrants from Hancock and Brooke County, W.Va.