Police say a New York state man is facing a number of charges, including unlawfully fleeing a police officer, after he led them on a chase that spanned to two separate states. The chase took an especially dangerous turn, as officials say the suspect almost struck a deputy while fleeing from them.

According to the website for Tilem & Associates, unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a Vehicle in the 1st Degree is a Class D felony in the state of New York,

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Class D felonies are punishable by a maximum sentence of up to seven years in jail, a probationary sentence of up to five years, and a fine of up to $5,000, says the law firm's website.

New York State Man Allegedly Leads Police on Multi-state Chase

According to WIVB, a 64-year-old Ellicottville man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly led police on a wild chase early Tuesday morning.

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Police say the pursuit started in Pennsylvania and took them to Cattaraugus County, as the suspect fled “multiple patrol units”. The Sheriff's Office says that a spike strip was eventually deployed, as the suspect nearly struck a deputy while fleeing.

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WIVB says that the driver was finally caught near Route 417 near Carrollton. He is now facing numerous charges including; reckless endangerment, unlawfully fleeing a police officer, reckless driving, and aggravated unlicensed operation, and other charges.

He is currently being held without bail, with further charges pending, says police.

13 Of New York State's Most Wanted Criminals- January 2024

Below are individuals wanted by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision's (DOCCS) Office of Special Investigations who have been designated as its Most Wanted Fugitives. They should be considered armed and dangerous. This list is current as of 1/01/2024:

NEVER attempt to apprehend a fugitive yourself. If you have information on the location of any of these fugitives, you can contact OSI 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to report it. All leads and tips are treated as confidential information.

If an immediate response is necessary, such as you see the wanted person at a location, please call “911” and report it to the police.

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