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Sheriff Arrest Dangerous Motorcycle Driver After Chase


During a routine patrol on Sunday, November 27th, officers from the Cortland Sheriff’s Department witnessed a motorcycle driving in the wrong lane of travel with no headlights on in the area of Route 13 and Route 281 in the Town of Cortlandville.

When officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the motorcycle, the operator fled. While fleeing from police, the operator of the motorcycle committed several vehicle and traffic infractions.

Officers were able to locate the operator of the motorcycle a short time later and identified him as 42 year old Joshua Morris of Groton, and took him into custody. Officers found that Morris had an outstanding warrant from the Town of Taylor Court for an unrelated matter.

He was charged with Unlawful Fleeing a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle in the 3rd, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 2nd, both misdemeanors. Morris also faces numerous traffic and vehicle infractions.

Morris was transported to the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office where he was processed and issued appearance tickets for the above charges, but then was held at Cortland County Jail with no bail for his outstanding warrant.

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