Drug related charges for man who ran across Interstate into on-coming traffic

On June 27, 2021, approximately 6:54 p.m., Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandon Sellers was southbound on I65, near the 72-mile marker, when he observed a male subject run across the Interstate in front of on-coming traffic.

Deputy Sellers pulled to the shoulder of the roadway in an attempt to make contact with the subject but the man continued to run jumping a fence near N 250 W and down a long gravel drive. Eventually, the man, identified as Michael Sample, 29, Columbus, complied with Deputy Seller’s orders to stop.

K9 Jari was deployed and located a capped syringe that is believed to belong to Sample.

Sample was remanded to the Bartholomew county Jail on preliminary charges involving allegations of:

Public intoxication

Possession of drug-related paraphernalia

Obstruction of justice

He remains in BCJ in lieu of $68,500 bond.

All persons are considered innocent unless/until proven guilty in a court of law.

Primary Deputy: Deputy Sellers

Assisting Deputies: Sergeant Gary Knoef, Deputy Matt Bush

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