The Hope Town Marshall was arrested Monday afternoon on charges of official misconduct and false informing. 49-year-old Donald R. (Randy) Bailey was arrested by Bartholomew County Sheriff Mark Gorbett. The charges are in connection with in May during which Anthony Wayne Paul showed up at Bailey’s home near Schaefer Lake. The incident took place one day after Bailey had visited Paul’s residence in Hope on a child-custody issue, and threatened to use a stun gun on Paul due to what the marshal described as “Mr. Paul’s aggressiveness,” according to an affidavit. Sheriff Gorbett said Bailey will be held accountable for his actions. Nonetheless, no person that has an issue with a law enforcement officer should ever approach them at their residence or when they are off-duty. Any issues should be directed to the appropriate agency leader, in this case the Hope Town Board, or the matter should be handled in a court of law. Nothing positive will happen when engaging or confronting an officer at his or her home.” A press release from the Sheriff‘s Department says it will continue to provide law enforcement services to the residents of Hope and assistance to the Hope Police Department whenever and wherever it is needed. Bailey was arrested in Hope and booked in the Bartholomew County Jail. Bond was set at $35,000. Bailey posted bond less than two hours after his arrest. As a condition of his bond, he is ordered to have no contact with Paul.