JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) — A 31-year-old Jamestown man faces a slew of charges after allegedly fleeing police in a stolen pickup truck on Christmas Day.
Around noon Sunday officers with Jamestown Police responded to a business on North Main Street to investigate a vehicle reported stolen out of the Town of Ellicott.
Officers say a male suspect, later identified as Joseph James, entered the Ford F-150 pickup truck and fled the scene refusing to pull over.
A police pursuit then ensued, with officers chasing the suspect throughout the city’s northside.
The chase continued west on Fluvanna Avenue when James allegedly tried to hit patrol cars with the truck. After striking a second patrol car, almost hitting an officer, the pickup crashed into a ditch.
James was then taken into custody and now faces several charges including reckless endangerment, criminal possession of stolen property and unlawful fleeing a police officer in a vehicle.