Pursuit leads to arrest of wanted Columbus man

A Columbus man, who was wanted on a warrant, is behind bars after allegedly leading Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Deputies on a vehicle pursuit on Tuesday morning.

Judy Jackson, Sheriff’s Department spokesperson, says that at approximately 8:44 a.m., Deputy Kevin Abner attempted to serve a

Caleb C. Hoover: Photo courtesy of the Bartholomew County Sheriff's Dept.
Caleb C. Hoover: Photo courtesy of the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Dept.

warrant on 39-year-old Caleb Charles Hoover. Authorities say that Hoover was wanted for Failure to Appear on an original charge of Possession of Paraphernalia.

Jackson says that Hoover fled from his home, at 13230 County Road North 300 East, in a pickup truck. With deputies in pursuit, Hoover allegedly abandoned his vehicle in the 6700 block of East Mulberry Street at St. Louis Crossing, and continued on foot. Jackson says that pursuit was a short one, as deputies caught up to Hoover in short order.

Jackson says that Hoover is being held without bond on the following preliminary charges:

Failure to Appear on a Bartholomew County warrant;
Johnson County warrant charging three counts of Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated;
Brown County Warrant for Failure to Appear on a Probation Violation;
Driving While Suspended;
Resisting Law Enforcement in a Vehicle (Level 6 Felony).

The Sheriff’s Department thanks Capt. Dave Steinkoenig, Sgt. Chad Swank and Deputy Nick Martoccia, along with officers from the Hope Police Department and Indiana State Police for their help in making this arrest.