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Update: Police Have Named Man Who Twice Fled Them at High Speeds

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(PHOTO/Cortland County Sheriff’s Office–Jakob Mueller)

The Cortland County Sheriff’s Office has identified the person that led police on a 3-county chase on New Years Day as 21 year-old Jakob Mueller of Homer.

Police in Madison County were unable to locate Mueller after finding his vehicle wrecked near the intersection of Dublin Road and Lincklaen Center Road in Deruyter.

The investigation is ongoing at this time and charges are pending.

Anyone with information on Mueller’s whereabouts is asked to call the Cortland County Sheriffs Office at 607-758-5537.


The search continues today for a suspect that led Police on two different high-speed chases through multiple counties yesterday afternoon (January 1).

Deputies from Cortland County say they tried to stop a blue 2009 Hyundai Sonata for speeding on State Route 41 South in the Town of Scott around 2:15 yesterday afternoon.

The driver refused to stop and what ensued was a high-speed chase

Cayuga and Onondaga county deputies later became involved with the chase as the suspect continued on to Route 41A and 38A, between Skaneateles and Owasco Lakes.

It was then that the suspect reportedly tried to ram two patrol cars. Officers then gave up their chase because of the driver’s actions and declining road conditions.

Around 7:30 p.m., deputies from Cortland County again tried to pull the vehicle over in the Village of Homer.

The driver once again fled, going through East Homer, Truxton and Cuyler. Officers from Cortland County discontinued once again on Route 13 prior to entering Madison County.

Officers from Madison County and Chenango County later located the vehicle near Dublin Road and Lincklean Center Road in Madison County. It had struck a parked car on Crumb Hill Road.

Police are now looking for the operator, who they believe is a man from Homer who may have an outstanding felony warrant. No name or other info has been released at this time.

Anyone who may have more information is asked to contact the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office at 607-758-5537.

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