Update: Suspect Who Fled From Deputies-Now In Custody
Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin E. Walsh reports that deputies have located and arrested the man who led them on a high speed pursuit late Friday evening.
At approximately 1055 p.m. Friday, a Village of Phoenix Police Officer and a New York State Trooper were called to the area of Bridge Street near the Phoenix VFW in the Village of Phoenix, to investigate a suspicious person fitting the description of the suspect who fled from deputies earlier.
Shortly after arriving in the area, the suspect was located in the back yard of 1143 County Route 57, where he was taken into custody without further incident.
The male, who was identified as Jeremy M. Rupert, 35, of 96 W. Sixth St., Oswego was charged with unlawfully fleeing a Police Officer in the 3rd degree, unsafe lane change, speed in zone, reckless driving, aggravated unlicensed operation in the 3rd degree and un-inspected motor vehicle.
Rupert was also wanted by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office for a petit larceny charge.
Rupert was transported to the Justice Center, where he will be lodged until his arraignment Saturday morning in the Town of Clay and Town of Salina Court.
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Town of Salina, New York – Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin E. Walsh reports that the sheriff deputies are currently searching the Oswego County wooded area off Interstate 481 and Route 57A in Phoenix, for a male who fled on foot after leading police on a high speed chase and crashing his vehicle into a guide rail.
Friday evening around 7, Sheriff Deputies were called to a reported shoplifting incident at the T.J. Maxx Store in Mattydale.
The suspect had left the scene prior to deputies arriving and was last seen operating a silver colored 2006 Cadillac CTS.
Shortly after this, a deputy who was patrolling the Interstate 481 area in North Syracuse, observed the Cadillac traveling northbound.
The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, but the suspect refused and led police on a chase.
The suspect continued northbound on 481 at a high rate of speed and eventually led police into Oswego County.
Due to the suspects erratic driving and unsafe speed, a sheriff’s supervisor, terminated the pursuit.
The suspect then exited Interstate 481 at the Route 57A exit, where he failed to negotiate the turn and crashed into a guide rail.
The suspect then fled on foot into the wooded area, leaving a female passenger behind.
The female passenger sustained non-life threatening injuries as a result of the crash and was transported to Oswego Hospital.
She is currently cooperating with the investigation and assisting deputies with identifying the driver.
Sheriff deputies, along with the assistance from the city of Fulton K-9 unit, State Police K-9 unit and state police helicopter searched the wooded area for the suspect who is described as being a white male in early 30s, brown hair, 5’07”, 150 pounds and was last seen wearing a black colored ball cap, red shirt and black jeans.