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Cortland man leads police on high speed chase


Yesterday, (Thursday, November 18th) around 2 pm Cortland County Sheriff’s Deputies were led on a high speed chase after a Cortland man with a parole warrant failed to comply.

According to the emergency scanner he was reportedly going over 100 miles an hour during the pursuit and for a time police disengaged the chase.

The chase began when officers from the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office were patrolling the area of Pendleton Street in the Town of Cortlandville. That’s when officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Shane Granger of Cortland for an equipment violation.

According to the news release, during the chase he committed several vehicle and traffic violations while continuing to flee from Police.

He eventually made an exit from his vehicle and fled on foot near Exit 9 in Marathon and was located a short distance away and was taken into custody.

He’s being held at the Cortland County Jail on the parole violation warrant and issued appearance tickets for the remainder of the charges below:

Parole Violation Warrant
Unlawful Fleeing a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle 3rd Degree – (A) Misdemeanor
Resisting Arrest– (A) Misdemeanor
Obstructing Governmental Administration 2nd Degree– (A) Misdemeanor
Aggravated Unlicensed Operator 3rd Degree– Misdemeanor
Reckless Driving– Traffic Violation
Speed In Zone – Traffic Violation
Moved From Lane Unsafely – Traffic Violation
Operating Without Insurance– Traffic Violation
Failed to Stop at Stop Sign– Traffic Violation
Inadequate Muffler – Traffic Violation
Fail to Comply with a Lawful Order– Traffic Violation
Speed Not Reasonable and Prudent – Traffic Violation
Improper Signal – Traffic Violation

He’s scheduled to appear in the Town of Cortlandville Court on November 29th.

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