Columbus State University Police Search For Felon on the Run

Clarence HudsonColumbus State University Police Search For Felon on the Run

Columbus, Georgia—The Columbus State University Police Department is looking to the public for any information regarding the whereabouts of Clarence Shanton Hudson. Warrants were issued early this morning after Hudson fled from a traffic stop, leading officers on an extensive foot pursuit.

Around 10:45 p.m. Saturday, CSU Police officers watched a white SUV enter the parking lot of the Super 8 Motel at 2935 Warm Springs Road, not far from the CSU main campus. The vehicle did not stay long and appeared to meet briefly with an unknown individual in the parking lot before leaving the motel.

Officers stopped the vehicle on East Lindsey Drive. The officers stated that the female driver became very nervous, but remained cooperative. Hudson, the passenger gave officers his state identification card, but then fled. As he ran, officers reported that he reached in his pockets and appeared to be throwing out objects, including plastic baggy containing crack cocaine.

Hudson fled through Lindsey Creek and was later spotted by officers in a residential area on Hilton Woods Drive. Officers pursued him through a yard, over several fences and into some thick brush. Hudson was last seen in the wood line along I-185. He is likely to have sustained injuries from the thick brush during the pursuit.

Clarence Shanton Hudson is wanted by the Columbus Police Department for a felony sale of cocaine charge; by the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office for a violation of probation; and now by CSU police for two misdemeanor obstruction charges and one felony possession of cocaine charge.

Anyone with information on Hudson’s whereabouts is asked to help us bring this felon to justice and call (706) 507-8911.


Sgt. Brett Stanelle

CSU Police Investigations Division

Phone: (706) 507-8911