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High speed chase in Yates leads to felony charges

A grand jury indicted two people following an arrest after a high-speed chase in Yates County. One of which has ties to a suspected criminal organization.

District Attorney Todd Casella told the Finger Lakes Times that Bradley Zadul and Jessica Owen were arraigned Tuesday in county court following the indictments.

Zadul, who is a Niagara Falls resident, faces multiple charges including criminal possession of a weapon and driving while ability impaired by drugs.

Meanwhile, Owen is facing felony weapon charges.

During the early-morning hours of January 2nd police saw Zadul leaving a suspected drug location in the village, and when officers attempted a traffic stop – he fled.

A high-speed chase ensued. By the time it ended, a third person, identified as Charles Buchanan, of Penn Yan was also taken into custody. He has not yet been arraigned.

Prosecutors say Zadul is a member of the Kingsmen Motorcycle Club. Federal law enforcement officials have called that group a criminal organization.

Both pleaded not guilty in court this week.