LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) — Three men and a woman are in custody after a shoplifting incident in Niagara County resulted in a high-speed chase Tuesday evening, according to the County Sheriff’s office.
At the time of the chase, a Niagara County official told News 4’s Tara Lynch that spike strips were used in an attempt to slow the suspects. The chase began in Lockport and ended in Orleans County, just east of Medina.
After arresting the suspects, the Sheriff’s office said the three men had several warrants out for their arrests throughout the state, none for violent crimes.
Several law enforcement units followed the suspects about 500 yards into an alfalfa field, where they were taken into custody. Two suspects reportedly led a foot pursuit following the vehicle chase.
Units involved in the chase include:
- Albion Police
- Medina Police
- Middleport Police
- New York State Police
- Niagara County Sheriff’s office
- Orleans County Sheriff’s office
The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office helicopter was also dispatched in response, the Sheriff’s office said.
Arrested were Rochester residents Robert Ball, Cory Dubois, Tyrone Graham and Kelly Simons. Here are the charges each person faces:
- Kelly Simons: unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, reckless driving, felony criminal mischief
- Cory DuBois: obstruction of governmental administration, resisting arrest
- Robert Ball: grand larceny, obstruction of governmental administration, false personation
- Tyrone Graham: grand larceny, obstruction of governmental administration, resisting arrest, false personation
Simons was processed at the Niagara County Correctional Facility before being turned over to the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office. The other three were held at the Niagara County Correctional Facility for centralized arraignment.
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