On January 21, 2021, at approximately 10:17 p.m., Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryland Fluhr observed a vehicle stopped in the middle of the roadway in the 6000 block of E 600 N. Deputy Fluhr activated his emergency lights and the vehicle began moving. When Deputy Fluhr attempted to initiate a traffic stop, the vehicle fled to the area of E 600 N and N Marr Road.
The suspect vehicle ran off the roadway multiple times in an attempt to evade deputies. The vehicle eventually stopped on N Marr Road, near the intersection of E 450 N. The driver, identified as Brian Bay, 50, Columbus, was taken to the Bartholomew County Jail on preliminary charges involving allegations of:
Resisting Law Enforcement
Bay has since been released.
All persons are considered innocent unless/until proven guilty in a court of law.
Primary Deputy: Deputy Fluhr
Assisting Deputies: Deputy Leah Burton, Deputy Brandon Sellers, Deputy Dustin Newland, Deputy Colten Fowler
Assisting Agencies: Columbus Police Department, IN Department of Natural Resources, Indiana State Police, Hope Police Department