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Vehicle Pursuit In Town Of Vernon NY

According to Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol, a Utica Man was charged relating to a vehicle pursuit that occurred in the Town of Vernon on June 12th, 2024.

On June 12th, 2024 at around 5:00 am, the Utica Police Department received a call for an unclothed male that had forcefully stolen a motor vehicle. Shortly after their response, the Utica Police Department issued a BOLO (Be on the lookout) for the vehicle that had been stolen. At around 5:10 am, Deputies located the vehicle traveling westbound at a high rate of speed on State Route 5 in the Town of Vernon. As Deputies caught up to the vehicle and activated their emergency lights and sirens, the vehicle fled and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit was terminated after the vehicle traveled through the Village of Vernon at speeds of over 80 miles per hour. The suspect was taken into custody shortly after the pursuit in Madison County. Deputies then filed for an order to produce from the Town of Vernon Court and charged Xavier Holmes age 30 of Utica with the following charges:

Penal Law: One Count of Unlawful Fleeing of a Police Officer in the 3rd degree and One Count of Obstructing Governmental Administration in the 2nd degree. Vehicle and Traffic Law: Two counts of speeding in a zone, One count of speeding in a 55 mph zone, One count of no/ improper turn signal, One count of Driving out of restrictions, and Two counts of Failure to obey a Police Officer.

Xavier is scheduled to return to the Town of Vernon Court on a later date.

Xavier is also facing Robbery 2nd charges out of the City of Utica.

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