Driver leads police on chase in Hope area

Randy S. Colburn

A man led Hope police and Bartholomew County deputies on a low-speed chase through the northeastern part of the county yesterday,

A Hope officer tried to pull over an SUV for an unsafe maneuver at about 3:47 p.m.  yesterday afternoon but the driver allegedly refused to stop. He then continued to drive slowly on town streets and roads in the surrounding area, while police pursued him.

Eventually the driver, identified as 42-year-old Randy S. Colburn of Edinburgh, drove into a creek bank on a farm and then tried to run away. After a short chase, he was captured by a deputy.

He is facing charges of resisting law enforcement, criminal mischief (greater than $750 damage), driving while a habitual traffic violator and an outstanding Bartholomew County warrant.