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Tompkins County Sheriff's Office
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Ithaca, NY 14850

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Unlawful Fleeing

On November 5, 2019 at 12:17 AM, Tompkins County Sheriff's Deputies attempted to stop an older model Mazda pickup truck on Hanshaw Road in the Town of Dryden.  When deputies attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver fled.  Eventually, the vehicle fled into Hanshaw Village Mobil Home Park located off of Hanshaw Road.  After the vehicle stopped, deputies determined that the driver and occupant had fled on foot at the end of Anchor Drive.  


Deputies quickly located the passenger of the truck and with the passengers cooperation and through further investigation, Deputies determined the driver of the vehicle was Joshua B. GOYETTE, age 41 of Freeville, N.Y.  GOYETTE currently held a suspended drivers license and had a warrant for his arrest out of Tompkins County Family Court.  Deputies did not locate GOYETTE that morning.


On November 12, 2019 at 1:56 AM, Deputies followed up on a tip of GOYETTE's location at 514 West Dryden Road in the Town of Dryden.  After observing the residence, deputies spoke with other residents of the address who confirmed deputies suspicions that GOYETTE was inside.  After making phone contact with GOYETTE, he refused to come out and submit to arrest.  Deputies eventually entered the residence and took custody of GOYETTE with out incident.


Along with the family court warrant for his arrest, GOYETTE was charged on a warrant from the above referenced case.  GOYETTE was charged with Unlawfully Fleeing in a Motor Vehicle in the Third Degree (Class A Misdemeanor), Obstructing Governmental Administration in the Second Degree (Unclassified Misdemeanor), Reckless Driving (Unclassified Misdemeanor), Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the Second Degree (Unclassified Misdemeanor), No Front/Rear Bumper (Traffic Infraction) and No Plate Lamps (Traffic Infraction).  GOYETTE was arraigned in the Town of Dryden Court and remanded to the Tompkins County Jail on $10,000/$20,000 (cash/secure bond).  GOYETTE is ordered to appear the following day for his initial court appearance.