At approximately 1:17 a.m. Sunday, officers were dispatched to the 900 block of South Bredeick Street, where it was reported that a male was trying to enter a residence. Upon officers’ arrival, a male matching the description was located. The officer identified the suspect as 18-year-old Marcus Backus of Lima, noticed a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Backus and began investigating why Backus was in the area.
Backus then fled on foot and was unable to be located. It was later found that Backus has an active arrest warrant out of Allen County for failure to appear on a dangerous drug charge. At approximately 8:25 p.m. Monday, officers located Backus in the 200 block of West Clime Street, where he immediately tried to flee. A Delphos officer then deployed his taser, striking him in the back. He was then taken into custody and transported to the Van Wert County Jail on a charge of obstructing official business. In addition to that charge, he is also facing another charge of obstructing official business and underage consumption of an alcoholic beverage. Once Backus is released from the Van Wert County Jail, he will be transferred to Allen County to face the warrant out of that county.