Police: Cortland car chase ends in meth bust

CORTLAND, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - A Syracuse man and a Cortland man are facing meth charges after a chase that ended in the city of Cortland on Monday.

Cortland Police say they were responding to a report of a wanted person on Port Watson Street when the incident erupted.

When they arrived, officers went to both the front door and the back door, and then noticed an occupied vehicle in the driveway.

According to police, when an officer approached the vehicle, the driver took off, narrowly missing the officer.

Police began pursuing the vehicle and the chase expanded to multiple roadways in Cortland County.

State Police and Cortland County Sheriff’s Office units joined the chase before suspects’ vehicle returned to the city.

The vehicle finally slowed when police deployed stop sticks.

When he came to a stop on Traction Drive, the two men in the vehicle ran away from the scene, but police were able to catch up with them and take them into custody.

- Video courtesy of Shane Jolliff (via Facebook)

Police say they found equipment used in manufacturing methamphetamine when they searched the vehicle.

Police charged 22-year-old Kyle Dayton of Cortland with:

-         Resisting arrest, a class A misdemeanor

-         Obstruction of governmental administration, a class A misdemeanor

-         Third-degree unlawful fleeing of a police officer in a motor vehicle, a class A misdemeanor

-         Third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, a class D felony

-         Fourth-degree criminal mischief, a class A misdemeanor

Robert Scott, 30, of Brighton Avenue in Syracuse was charged with:

-         Third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, a class D felony

-         Obstruction of governmental administration, a class A misdemeanor

-         Resisting arrest, a class A misdemeanor


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