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Ledyard man leads police on pursuit through Auburn after domestic at Kwik Fill

A 35-year-old Cayuga County resident is facing a number of charges after a domestic incident at an Auburn gas station, which resulted in a lengthy pursuit through the city.

Police say that on Wednesday around 11:23 p.m. officers were dispatched to the Kwik Fill gas station on Genesee St. for a reported domestic incident.

Upon arrival, officers were interviewing the victim, when the suspect identified as Justin Jones, 35, of Ledyard drove by the scene.

New York State Police were in the area at the time of the original dispatch and observed Jones operating a back Chevy Blazer and attempted to initiate a traffic stop as part of the Auburn PD investigation.


However, Jones failed to comply with the traffic stop and a pursuit ensued. The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the pursuit, which involved deploying spike strips twice. All four of Jones’ tires were flattened as result of the two sets of spike strips, but he continued evading police on four flat tires.

The vehicle eventually came to a rest on State Rt. 34B after striking a snow-covered ditch. That’s when Jones fled on foot and was taken into custody by a state police officer.

He was taken into custody, rendered first aid at Auburn Community Hospital and arraigned. Police say Jones was arrested on numerous charges and held on $10,000 cash bail or $50,000 secured bond.

Police say Jones was charged with felony attempted robbery, felony criminal contempt, unlawful imprisonment, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, and assault.

The charges will be answered at a later date.



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