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Oswego man arrested for chase on 481

An Oswego man is behind bars after leading police on a high speed chase Friday night.
SALINA, NY (WSYR-TV) - An Oswego man is behind bars after leading police on a high speed chase Friday night.

35-year old Jeremy Rupert has been charged with fleeing a police officer, aggravated unlicensed operation and reckless driving.  Rupert is set to be arraigned on those charges Saturday morning.

According to police, the incident began Friday night with a shoplifting report at a TJ Maxx location in Mattydale.

Onondaga County Sheriff’s Deputies began pursuing a car being driven Rupert on 481 Northbound. When he began maneuvering his vehicle erratically at a high rate of speed, Sheriff's Deputies broke off pursuit.

That's when Rupert left the highway at the Phoenix exit and lost control of the car, sending it into a guardrail.

Deputies say he then ran from the car into the woods and was later arrested in a backyard off County Route 57.

A woman riding in the car with Rupert sustained minor injuries and was taken to Oswego Hospital. The Sheriff's Office says she is cooperating with its investigation.

According to investigators, Rupert was wanted in Jefferson County for a petit larceny charge.

Phoenix (WSYR-TV) – Police are looking for a man who ran into the woods after a chase on Route 481 North that ended in a crash near Phoenix on Friday night.

According to police, the incident began when a shoplifting incident was reported at a TJ Maxx location in Mattydale.

Onondaga County Sheriff’s Deputies began pursuing a car on 481 Northbound. When the driver began maneuvering his vehicle erratically at a high rate of speed, Sheriff's Deputies broke off pursuit.

The subject left the highway at the Phoenix exit and lost control of the car, sending it into a guardrail.

A woman riding in the car sustained minor injuries and was taken to Oswego Hospital. The Sheriff's Office says she is cooperating with its investigation.

Sheriff's Investigators are looking for a suspect who has been described as a white male in his early 30s, brown hair, 5-foot-7, and 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black colored ball cap, red shirt, and black jeans.

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