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Dundee parolee exceeds 100 mph in high speed pursuit through Schuyler County

The Watkins Glen Police Department says a 28-year-old Dundee resident was taken into custody after a high speed chase in Schuyler County.

On Tuesday around 11:21 a.m. police received multiple calls regarding a male subject that was walking down South Decatur Street in the proximity of the school. The individual described to police matched the description of the individual sought for a residential burglary from April 16.

When the first officer arrived in the area, they attempted to make contact with them. That’s when the suspect fled on foot from the officer. A second officer arrived in the area and located the person hiding behind a home.

That’s when a foot pursuit ensued, and moved through a number of residential yards and school parking lot.


The suspect, identified as Jonathan Shearin, 28, of Dundee then jumped in a vehicle and took off. Police say he then led officers on a lengthy pursuit, where speeds exceeded 100 mph.

Deputies from the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, and Watkins Glen Police were all involved.

Police say Shearin was on parole out of Yates County and was taken into custody after he jumped out of his vehicle- and was tracked down by K9.

Shearin was charged with felony burglary, felony grand larceny, obstructing governmental administration, trespass, and a number of vehicle and traffic violations. He was also charged with unlawfully fleeing a police officer, reckless endangerment, reckless driving, speeding over 115 mph, and other traffic violations.

No officers were injured in the pursuit, nor were any members of the public injured, police said.



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