Gahanna police have arrested a man they already had charged with the April 7 break-in at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 75 W. Johnstown Road.

Gahanna police have arrested a man they already had charged with the April 7 break-in at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 75 W. Johnstown Road.

James Edward Dixon, 2471 Johnstown Road, also was charged with receiving stolen property and cheating, both felony charges, stemming from an April 9 incident at the VFW.

Police also charged him with driving without a license and driving the wrong way on a one-way street.

Those charges came as Edwards fled police, who were waiting for him near the VFW hall at about 1 p.m. April 20. Officer Matthew Cochran said he had seen Edwards in a Dodge Ram truck pull into a driveway on River Drive. Edwards then turned around and drove back the wrong way on a one-way street toward James Road. Cochran followed, with lights and sirens activated, until Edwards stopped his truck on Landsdown Road in the area of Brookhaven.

Cochran forced Edwards out of his truck at gunpoint but reported no problems arresting him. Edwards was being held in the Franklin County Jail.

Driver says man in van threatened him with a gun
A 27-year-old man reported an extreme case of road rage April 22.

The man said he was driving east on McCutcheon Road at about 11:30 p.m. when another vehicle came speeding up behind him.

A blue minivan pulled around him and then re-entered the lane in front of his car. The van's driver then slammed on the brakes and did not move.

The 27-year-old said he decided to drive around the van, traveling down Flintwood Road and stopping at a stop sign.

The van then pulled up beside his car, he said, and a passenger inside the van rolled down the window and pointed a handgun at him. The gunman said, "I'll kill you, man," before it pulled away, he said.

No shots were fired.

The van stopped in front of an address in the 400 block of Flintwood, the man said, adding that it appeared that the driver had walked up to the front of the house.

The man said he drove around the block and upon returning, the van was gone.