Weedsport man arrested in Syracuse after chase in a stolen vehicle

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - A Weedsport man was arrested early Wednesday morning after speeding away from a traffic stop on South Salina Street in Syracuse.

Police say they were trying to pull over a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado when the driver sped off.

Police pursued the driver until he came to a stop at Ostrom Avenue and Madison Street and then jumped out of the vehicle.

A K9 dog, “Nik,” and an officer finally caught 47-year-old Robert Stryker allegedly hiding behind a home on Ostrom Avenue.

Police discovered that the Chevrolet Silverado Stryker was driving had been stolen in Cayuga County.

They charged him with:

-          Fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property
-          Third-degree unauthorized use of a motor vehicle
-          Third-degree unlawful fleeing a police officer

Styker was taken to the Justice Center, where he’s awaiting arraignment.

A passenger in the vehicle – 52-year-old Keon Stith of Syracuse – did not try to flee police.

He was charged with third-degree unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and released on an appearance ticket.

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