A Hope man was arrested last week after allegedly crashing a stolen truck.
Bartholomew County deputies were called to 25th Street and County Road 500E at just before 10:15 a.m. Thursday on a report of a truck that had run off the road and crashed into a tree. Deputies were told that the driver had then run away.
A resident called dispatchers and reported that a suspicious subject was in their yard. When deputies approached the man, he allegedly ran away again before being caught a short time later, according to police reports.
The man, identified as Brian R. Sosbe, of Hope, was found to have an outstanding parole warrant and was also a habitual traffic violator. Deputies also found that the truck had been reported stolen.
Sosbe was taken first to Columbus Regional Hospital and then to jail on preliminary charges of:
Leaving the scene of an accident
Possession of methamphetamine
Possession of paraphernalia
Operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated
As of Friday he was still being held without bond in the Bartholomew County Jail.