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Seneca Falls man faces array of charges after fleeing police, running over officer’s foot

On Monday around 3 p.m. police arrested Michael J. Greco, 28, of Seneca Falls following a domestic incident and pursuit.

Around 1 p.m. the Seneca County 911 Center received a call reporting a physical domestic incident in a hotel parking lot. Upon arrival police located a female victim still on scene.

The male, identified as Greco had already left the scene. While interviewing the victim Greco returned. When police attempted to make contact with him he fled in his vehicle.

He then led police on a two mile pursuit on State Route 5 before it was terminated for safety reasons.

Police say Greco was observed a short time later traveling northbound on Gravel Road and officers attempted to stop him again. Greco failed to stop for police – and once again the pursuit was terminated.

Following the investigation at the scene of the domestic police left to locate Greco. Around 2:50 p.m. police received another call reporting that he had returned to the hotel parking lot.

Police say Greco’s New York State Parole Officer responded along with assistance from the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office. After Parole made contact, Greco placed his vehicle in reverse and backed up, running over the Parole Officer’s foot causing several fractures.

Greco then fled the scene again failing to comply with police. A short pursuit ensued with members of the Waterloo and Seneca Falls police departments.

It ended after Greco failed to negotiate a turn, left the roadway, and struck a utility pole. He was taken into custody without further incident. Police said no injuries were observed or reported as a result of the pursuit.

Police say Greco was arrested on the following charges:

  • 1 count – Unlawful imprisonment in the second degree – Class A misdemeanor
  • 1 count – Coercion in the third degree – Class A misdemeanor
  • 1 count – Petit larceny – Class A misdemeanor
  • 1 count – Menacing in the second degree (with a weapon) – Class A misdemeanor
  • 1 count – Leaving the scene of a property damage accident – Violation
  • 1 count – Leaving the scene of a personal injury accident – Class E felony
  • 2 counts – Unlawful fleeing a police officer in the third degree – Class A misdemeanor
  • 1 count – Unlawful fleeing a police officer causing serious physical injury – Class E felony
  • 1 count – Driving in the center turning lane – Violation
  • 1 count – Passing a red signal – Violation
  • 3 counts – Passing in a no passing zone – Violation
  • 4 counts – Reckless driving – Unclassified misdemeanor
  • 2 counts – Crossing hazard markings – Violation
  • 1 count – Speed in zone – Violation
  • 2 counts – Fail to stop at a stop sign – Violation
  • 1 count – Passing on the right – Violation
  • 1 count – Unsafe speed – Violation
  • 1 count – No seatbelt – Violation
  • 1 count – Assault on a peace/police officer – Class C felony

Greco was processed and transported to the Seneca County Correctional Facility to await arraignment. He will be due back in the Town of Seneca Falls Court at a later date to answer the charges.

The Parole Officer was transported to Geneva General Hospital where he was treated and released. In addition to the listed charges, Greco is also being held for violating his parole.