Two county squads damaged in apprehension of fleeing suspect
On Thursday night at approximately 10 p.m., deputies with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office were involved in a vehicle pursuit that resulted in two squads being damaged.
The chase began in Lincoln County when a deputy on patrol ran a license plate check on a vehicle and found the registered owner to have multiple felony warrants. Two deputies attempted to stop the suspect vehicle which fled at speeds of 100 mph and covered just over 14 miles.
The chase continued into Oneida County where on Lakewood Road in the town of Cassian, the suspect came to a stop in the road. The suspect then put his car in reverse and rammed one of the patrol units, and then was also struck by a second patrol unit. The suspect then continued to flee for a short distance where he again came to a stop in the road. This resulted in the second patrol unit ramming the suspect vehicle to disable it and apprehend the suspect.
The suspect attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended by the two deputies.
One deputy reported minor injuries while the other was not injured. The suspect was medically treated and released for minor injuries as a result of the accident.
The suspect has not yet had an initial appearance in court.