COLUMBIA CITY — Police advice residences and businesses to be on lockdown due to an armed and dangerous wanted man running from police.

Information from the Columbia City Police Department states Skyler Roff, 31, white, 5-foot-10, 170 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes is evading police.

There are multiple units searching the wooded area and fields north and west of Walmart in Columbia City at this time.

Roff was arrested by the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department June 15 for criminal mischief. He bonded out in the same day. He was also booked in the jail in May for  failure to appear, failure to comply, driving while suspended prior and possession of paraphernalia, and was arrested in November 2016 for battery causing bodily injury.