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Fugitive from Pennsylvania leads authorities on chase in Southern Tier

A fugitive from Pennsylvania is in custody after a chase in Steuben County.

Deputies say Erich West, 39, was in a stolen pickup truck, on I-99 Thursday when he was observed by officers.

He fled on foot, before stealing a motorcycle and swimming through the Tioga River to get away.

West was turned over the U.S. Marshal’s Service, but will face charges in Steuben and Chemung counties.

Deputies say he was charged with criminal possession of stolen property, fleeing a police officer, and resisting arrest.