Press Release

Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Abner was called to the 20000 block of E SR 46 in reference to a disturbance at about 1:12 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7th. 

A male subject identified as Paul Foley, 33, of Hope was refusing to leave a local business and was threatening an employee. On arrival, Deputy Abner observed Mr. Foley arguing with a female in the parking lot. As Foley entered his vehicle, Deputy Abner pulled his patrol car in front of Foley’s car so that he could speak with him.

Foley accelerated and drove past Deputy Abner. Deputy Abner then attempted a traffic stop but Foley refused to stop and a pursuit ensued. Foley abandoned his vehicle and fled on foot after hitting a box trailer parked in a yard on S West Street. As a result, the trailer was pushed into another vehicle parked south of it.

A short time later, Foley was located in a field and was taken into custody without further incident. He was transported to the Bartholomew County Jail on preliminary charges of:

  • Resisting law enforcement
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Reckless driving

He has since been released.

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

Primary Deputy: Deputy Kevin Abner

Assisting Deputies: Captain Dave Steinkoenig, Captain Brandon Slate, Sergeant Dean Johnson, Detective Dane Duke, Deputy Nick Martoccia, Deputy Brent Worman, Deputy Frank Munoz, Deputy Dustin Newland

Assisting Agencies: Hope Police Department, IN Department of Natural Resources