A wanted man from Hope was arrested last night after fleeing from Hope police and Bartholomew County Sheriff's deputies.

Hope Police Officer Adam Mathis attempted to stop a pickup truck at about 11:30 p.m., on Tuesday, July 18th but instead, the driver fled at slow speeds of 30 to 60 mph.

As the pickup drove through the area of County Roads 700E and 700N, Bartholomew County Sheriff's Sgt. Gary Knoef and Deputy Dane Duke deployed stop stick deflation devices. After the pickup's tires were flattened, the pickup came to rest in a yard in the 100 block of Jackson Street in Hope.

After refusing to comply with several commands, the driver, identified as Carl Rudy McNicholas, 33, 129 Jackson St., Hope, finally exited the vehicle and was arrested.

McNicholas was taken to the Bartholomew County Jail on preliminary charges of:

  • 11 outstanding warrants.

  • Resisting law enforcement.

  • Driving while suspended.

    He remains in BCJ in lieu of $67,500 bond.

    All people are considered innocent unless/until proven guilty in a court of law.