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Tompkins County Sheriff's Office
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779 Warren Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

Derek R. Osborne, Sheriff 
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Unlawful Fleeing a Police Officer

On January 24th, 2019 at approximately 2:12 AM, Deputies stopped a GMC truck for switched license plates, on Etna Lane in the Town of Dryden.  When deputies approached the window of the truck, the driver put the truck into drive and drove off.  Through further investigation into the incident deputies identified the driver of the truck as Robert H. Predmore, age 26 of Ithaca, NY.

A warrant of arrest was issued for Predmore.  After a brief foot pursuit with deputies on January 27th, 2019, Predmore was apprehended.  Predmore was charged with Unlawful Fleeing a Police Officer in the Third Degree (Misdemeanor), Reckless Driving (Misdemeanor), Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the Second Degree (Misdemeanor), Improper License Plates, Fail to Stop at a Stop Sign, Speed in excess of 55 MPH, Failed to Keep Right and No/Inadequate Lights.  Predmore was arraigned in the Town of Dryden Court and remanded to the Tompkins County Jail.