Man Arrested After Apparently Trying to Break Into Cars on Campus

COLUMBUS, Ga. --- A local man was arrested by Columbus State Police this morning after he was spotted trying to break into cars in the parking lot of the CSU police station.

Stephen Christopher Hamilton, of 2503 Camille Drive in Columbus, was observed attempting to enter several vehicles. Once confronted, he fled the scene, but was apprehended in a wooded area near Plant Operations along Lindsay Creek.

He has been charged with criminal attempt burglary, loitering and criminal trespass. Hamilton is not a student or employee at Columbus State University.