Stop sticks work with Hope driver wanted on 11 warrants

HOPE — A Hope driver was arrested after leading Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputies and Hope police in a pursuit.

Hope Police Department officer Adam Mathis attempted to stop a pickup truck at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, but the driver — later identified as Carl R. McNicholas, 33, of Hope — did not stop, deputies said.

As the pickup drove through the area of Bartholomew County roads 700E and 700N, Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputies Sgt. Gary Knoef and Dane Duke used stop-stick deflation devices to slow the vehicle, deputies said.

After the pickup’s tires went flat, the truck stopped in a yard in the 100 block of Jackson Street in Hope, deputies said. McNicholas’ address in Hope is listed as 129 Jackson St., deputies said.

McNicholas was arrested on 11 pending warrants and on additional preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement and driving while suspended with a previous conviction, deputies said.

He is being held at the Bartholomew County Jail in lieu of $67,500 bond, jail officials said.