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Seneca Falls Man Arrested After Leading Police on Chase That Reached 130 MPH


A Seneca Falls man faces multiple charges after leading police on a high-speed pursuit through Seneca County.

According to police, the suspect, 38-year-old Brandon Carlson, has a history of evading law enforcement. The latest incident involving Carlson started around 4 Tuesday afternoon when he fled a traffic stop in Seneca Falls. A pursuit through the town of Seneca Falls, the Village of Waterloo, and the town of Fayette saw Carlson reach speeds of up to 130 mph. Due to the extreme risk to public safety, officers terminated their pursuit. A short time later, Carlson’s car was spotted in Fayette by Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies and he was taken into custody without incident.

Carlson faces multiple charges, including, three counts of Unlawful Fleeing of a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle, failing to yield the right of way, Unregistered Motor Vehicle, Reckless Driving, Driving across Hazard Markings, Improper U-Turn and Unsafe Starting. As well as outstanding felony warrants for Grand Larceny, and violating Condition of Sentence for the original charges of Burglary, Criminal Mischief and Criminal Contempt.

The coordinated efforts of the Seneca Falls Police Department and the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office were instrumental in ending Carlson’s reckless and dangerous behavior. Chief of Police,
Timothy Snyder and Seneca County Sheriff Timothy Thompson both praised the diligence and professionalism of the officers and deputies involved.

“This incident highlights the importance of inter-agency cooperation and the dedication of our officers and deputies to ensuring public safety, “We are relieved that no one was injured during this pursuit and that the suspect is now in custody.”

Both the Seneca Falls Police Department and Seneca County Sheriff’s Office remain committed to protecting the community and maintaining public safety.

Carlson was arraigned at Seneca County CAP Count on Wednesday on Vehicle and Traffic violations and ROR’D. Carlson is to appear in the Town of Seneca Falls Court on June 6 at 12:00 pm, Fayette Town Court on July 9 at 6:00 pm, and the Town of Waterloo Court on July 10 at 5:00 pm.

Carlson is being held until he is arraigned in Seneca County Court on the Violation of Conditional Sentence warrant for Burglary, Criminal Mischief, and Criminal Contempt.

The Seneca Falls Police Department and the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office were assisted by the New York State Police and the New York State Park Police.

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