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Chemung County Sheriff’s Investigator Released From Hospital


The Chemung County Sheriff’s Investigator who was critically injured on March 29th while attempting to apprehend a larceny suspect is out of the hospital.

Mike Thettge was transferred to a rehabilitation center in Rochester on Thursday. Thettge had been at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre and, according to Sheriff Bill Schrom, had significantly improved during his two-week stay. Schrom added that Theetge has a long road to recovery ahead of him.

Inv. Theetge (photo: provided)

Theetge suffered a fractured skull and brain bleed after he and the suspect, an Ithaca man, were thrown from the hood of a moving getaway car in the parking lot. The getaway driver was arrested the following day in Ithaca.

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