Hope man arrested after crash, police chase

A Hope man was arrested after allegedly crashing a stolen truck.

Brian Sosbe; photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff's Dept.
Brian Sosbe; photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Dept.

Caitlyn Gross, Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman, says that at approximately 10:14 a.m. on Thursday, Deputies Jarod Aspenson and Nick Martoccia were dispatched to 25th Street at County Road 500 East for a traffic accident. Off-duty Deputy Andrew Dougan arrived first on the scene and reported that a pickup truck had ran off the road and struck a tree. The driver had allegedly ran away on foot.

Gross says that dispatch received a call from a resident in the area advising that a man was in their yard. As deputies responded, the man reportedly ran but was quickly taken into custody.

Authorities identified the driver as Brian Sosbe. Gross says that Sosbe had an outstanding parole warrant and was an Habitual Traffic Violator with a lifetime designation. The truck he was allegedly driving had been reported stolen.

Sosbe was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital, then booked on preliminary charges of:

Leaving the Scene of an Accident;
Possession of Methamphetamine;
Possession of Paraphernalia;
Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated;
Auto theft

Gross says that Sosbe remains in the Bartholomew County Jail without bond.