Fugitive felony suspect out on bond

March 19, 2013 10:35:59 AM

Sarah Fowler - [email protected]


After six months on the run, a Columbus fugitive was arrested in Iowa and brought back to Columbus. Within 24 hours of his arrest, Orlando Guyton was back on the streets.  


Guyton appeared before Municipal Court Judge Nicole Clinkscales and was released on a $5,000 bond.  


Guyton, 39, of 99 Harris Drive, was wanted in connection with an October aggravated assault charge where he allegedly assaulted another man and cut his face with a box cutter. Guyton fled the scene and police were unable to locate him. A warrant was issued for Guyton's arrest. 


On Friday, Guyton's vehicle was pulled over by Iowa law enforcement on a routine traffic stop. When his license and information were run through the National Crime Information Center, Iowa authorities noticed the warrant for Guyton's arrest.  


Guyton was transported back to Columbus via Prisoner Transport Services of America. The service charged the city $581.12 to transport Guyton.  


Friday's aggravated assault charge marks Guyton's 23rd arrest since 1997 and his fourth aggravated assault charge. Guyton was charged with aggravated assault, manifest extreme indifference to life in December 2007, March of 2008 and August 2008. He has also been arrested on drug charges, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon charges, public drunkenness, resisting arrest, simple assault and disorderly conduct.

Sarah Fowler covered crime, education and community related events for The Dispatch.