72 year-old man leads deputies on foot chase in Wayne County

The Wayne County Office of the Sheriff reported the arrest on Saturday at 1:14 a.m. of a Newark man  following a traffic stop and vehicle and foot chase.

John H. Freeman, age 72, of Newark, was operating a vehicle while traveling on State Route 104 in the Town of Williamson and failed to stop for a marked Sheriff’s car. Freeman continued into the Town of Sodus and pulled into the driveway of a residence on Pratt Road, where he was arrested following a brief foot pursuit, leading him to  resist arrest and having to be tazed by police.

Freeman was initially stopped for Switched License Plates. Upon further investigation Freeman was found to have marihuana in his possession, and no New York State license.

Freeman was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, Unlawfully Fleeing a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, Obstruction of Governmental Administration, and multiple vehicle and traffic violations.

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