Hope man arrested after fleeing from deputies

Paul D. Foley. Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department.

A Hope man was arrested yesterday, accused of fleeing from police after a disturbance.

Bartholomew County deputies were called to the 20000 block of east State Road 46 at about 1:12 p.m. in the afternoon after a man refused to leave a business and allegedly threatened an employee. Deputies found 33-year-old Paul Foley arguing with a woman in the parking lot. He then left the lot in his vehicle despite a deputy pulling in front of him.

Eventually, Foley crashed into a trailer, pushing it into another vehicle on South West Street. He then tried to run from the scene but was found shortly afterwards in a nearby field.

He is facing preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement, leaving the scene of an accident and reckless driving.