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Weedsport man leads police on high-speed pursuit

A 41-year-old Weedsport man led State Police on a high-speed chase through the town of Cato and village of Weedsport on Monday – while troopers were on their way to execute an arrest warrant.

When police spotted Brandon Millhoff, 41, the subject of the warrant – they attempted to stop his vehicle. He then struck a trooper’s marked car, and took off – beginning a high-speed chase.

Trooper Mark O’Donnell said it began at the intersection of Emerson Road and Route 34 and ended just outside the city of Auburn when police called off the pursuit.

He had been charged with two counts of second-degree criminal contempt for allegedly violating an order of protection in a domestic dispute, according to police.

Troopers followed Millhoff for approximately 15 miles, O’Donnell said, and at one point, Millhoff’s vehicle became stuck in a yard on Oakland Road. When those officers attempted to approach the vehicle – Milhoff hit two other vehicles before speeding goff again.

No one was injured, but the pursuit was terminated at that point.

The vehicle was located in Sennett – but Millhoff was no where to be found. He was later discovered in Skaneateles and charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and two counts of third-degree criminal mischief, all felonies.

He was also charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, second-degree obstructing governmental administration, third-degree fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle, possessing a hypodermic instrument, and three counts each of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, all misdemeanors.

He’s being held on $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 secured bond.