Police

Casey Ray Welcher, 29, 910 N. Clayton Ave., in Afton, was charged with interference with official acts 3:41 a.m. Monday at the intersection of West Howard and North Sycamore streets.

According to a Creston Police report, Welcher was stopped for not having proper lighting equipment on his bicycle. When the officer asked for his identification, Welcher claimed he didn’t have it on him. The officer observed a large bulge in Welcher’s front sweatshirt pocket. When the officer asked him what it was, Welcher fled on foot until he was apprehended.

Welcher was being held in the Union County Jail on $300 bond.