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Auburn man pleads guilty in high-speed chase, assault case

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Kevin Huntington Jr., who led authorities on a high-speed chase in a stolen car before crashing into the Owasco Outlet, entered guilty pleas to several charges, as per the Cayuga County District Attorney’s Office.

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On August 11, Huntington Jr. violated an order of protection in the Town of Victory, fleeing with a minor in the stolen vehicle. State Police initiated the pursuit, which later involved Auburn Police once he entered the city’s jurisdiction.

Huntington continued his attempted escape even after a spike strip deflated all four of the car’s tires. He eventually crashed the vehicle near McMaster Street. Both Huntington and the minor accompanying him tried to flee on foot but were swiftly detained. During the chase, Huntington deliberately swerved at three police cars, attempting to injure the officers inside. He also confessed to an earlier assault on Owasco Street, where he used brass knuckles, necessitating stitches for the victim.

For his actions, Huntington pleaded guilty to various charges, including three counts of Attempted Aggravated Assault Upon a Police Officer, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property, and Assault related to the brass knuckles incident. His sentencing, scheduled for February, will likely result in a seven-year prison term followed by five years of post-release supervision.