Two men have have been arrested for allegedly leading Syracuse Police on a car chase in a stolen vehicle.
When police observed the stolen vehicle and attempted to pull it over, the driver refused and a pursuit ensued, beginning in the 600 block of South Geddes Street.
During the pursuit,the vehicle’s passenger– 43-year-old Michael Kellam– left the car and was taken into custody at the intersection of Holland Street and Delaware Street.
The pursuit ended when the suspect vehicle came to a stop in the 100 block of Daisy Street. The driver, identified as 39-year-old Purvis Mickle, then attempted to flee on foot.
Officer Daniel Rathbun and his canine partner, Alex, then pursued Mickle. K9 Alex caught up with Mickle in the 200 block of Lincoln Ave and took him to the ground.
Mickle began fighting with Alex and the officers who were trying to place him in custody.
Mickle was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, third-degree unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, unlawful fleeing of a police officer, resisting arrest and an unrelated NYS Parole warrant. He was also charged with various vehicle and traffic law infractions.
Kellam was charged with third-degree unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.