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Man who led police on hour-long chase and tried to run down cops released early

A DeWitt man who led numerous police agencies on a cross-county chase for an hour while behind the wheel of a dumptruck has been released from prison two years short of his original sentence.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – A DeWitt man who led numerous police agencies on a cross-county chase for an hour while behind the wheel of a dumptruck has been released from prison two years short of his original sentence.

Stanley Lostumbo rammed police vehicles and was accused of trying to run down a Sheriff’s Deputy on foot during the chase that began at Great Northern Mall and wove through backyards on the city of Syracuse’s east side.

In January 2012, Lostumbo was sentenced to five to 10 years in prison after being convicted on four counts of first-degree reckless endangerment and criminal mischief.

The Supreme Court Appellate Division in Rochester lowered the degree of the conviction, however, changing it to second-degree reckless endangerment.

Based on the new conviction, the Supreme Court re-sentenced him and he was later released because he had already served the appropriate time under the new sentence.

According to his attorney, Linda Campbell, the 40-year-old man was released “a couple of days ago.”

Before his most recent conviction, Lostumbo already had a lengthy criminal record.

He had only recently been released from prison before the incident in the town of Clay.

Lostumbo was also implicated in an incident that landed two jail deputies in trouble.

In January 2012, two deputies were accused of computer trespassing when they allegedly provided Lostumbo with information on jurors.

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