Ora Man Arrested Following Pulaski County Pursuit

James Hurt
James Hurt

Formal charges are pending against an Ora man who fled from Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies on a 4-wheeler yesterday afternoon. The incident started around 4:30 p.m. in the area of 500 North west of U.S. 35 in Pulaski County when deputy tried to stop the ATV, driven by 43-year-old James Hurt of Ora. He took off and later crashed the 4-wheeler in the area of 100 West and 600 North in Pulaski County, where he took off on foot.

Deputies from the Pulaski and Starke County Sheriff’s Offices responded, including Starke County K-9 Terror and his handler, Det. Sgt. Rob Olejniczak. While preparing for the search, Terror accidentally bit Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputy Nick Boyer, according to Sheriff Jeff Richwine.

Boyer was taken to Pulaski Memorial Hospital and airlifted to Fort Wayne, where he was listed in stable condition late last night.

Pulaski and Starke County Deputies arrested Hurt at a residence in Starke County last night. He was booked into the Pulaski County Jail on a charge of resisting arrest, with additional charges anticipated.