Phoenix Man Facing Multiple Charges After Fleeing, Attempting Strike Deputies With Vehicle

OSWEGO – On Tuesday (Nov. 21) at 4:40 p.m., sheriff’s deputies arrested Scott A. Mills, 58, of 3 Towpath Road, Phoenix.

Scott A. Mills
Scott A. Mills

He was charged with three counts of attempted assault on a police officer with a deadly weapon, a class B felony; third-degree fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle, a class A misdemeanor; two counts of reckless driving; four counts of failure to stop at STOP sign; three counts of failure to keep right; speed exceeding 55 mph; speed in zone; unauthorized colored lights on vehicle; and unlawful possession of marihuana.

The arrest stems from an incident that reportedly began on CR 4 near City Line Road in the town of Scriba after he was observed to be operating a 2015 GMC pickup over the speed limit on Churchill Road, police said.

A traffic pursuit reportedly began in the town of Scriba then into the city of Oswego before back into the town of Scriba and continuing into the town of Volney with it ending in the town of Palermo after he had allegedly intentionally attempted to strike three separate patrol vehicles and pulled the truck into a hay field.

Mills was arraigned in the Town of Palermo Court by Hon. Judge Nipper and remanded to the Oswego County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond.

He is to return to Town of Palermo Court on Nov. 27.

He is scheduled to answer the UTTs in the Town of Scriba Court on Nov. 30; in Oswego City Court on Dec. 7; and in the Town of Volney Court on Dec. 4.