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Saturday, March 26, 2022

Update 26 March 2022 6:30 am:
Saturday Morning News

Charges filed in three-county high-speed chase that began in Perry; Taser attempt was unsuccessful

Wyoming County sheriff’s deputies have filed charges against a Brooklyn man who fled from a traffic stop and led police on a 70-mile chase through three counties last weekend.

Tequan T. Robinson, 22, was a passenger in a Range Rover that was stopped on Route 20A in Perry for a side window and windshield tint violations Sunday afternoon.

Tequan T. Robinson

Sgt. Aaron Chase said the car had three people inside, all from Brooklyn and that two had been consuming marijuana.

Chase asked Robinson for his name and date of birth and Robinson allegedly gave him false information.

Chase asked all three out of the car and Robinson provided false information again. He then allegedly ran back to the Range Rover.

Chase deployed a Taser and missed and Robinson was able to get inside the Range Rover and speed off, with a woman passenger still in the car.

The vehicle’s original driver, Dimitris S. Philemon, 24, remained by the road and was detained.

Wyoming dispatchers issued an alert for Livingston County Sheriff’s deputies and Mount Morris police to be on the lookout for the Range Rover.

Robinson did enter Mount Morris and was seen by police traveling an high speeds through the village. A brief pursuit ended as police determined it was too dangerous to continue.

Robinson later drove into a car in the town, after the termination of the pursuit, Livingston County sheriff’s deputies said.

A short time later, Livingston dispatchers received a call about a person driving recklessly on Interstate 390 in Dansville.

Dansville police attempted to stop Robinson but they, too, terminated the chase.

State police eventually found Robinson parked on Interstate 86 in Painted Post, Steuben County, where he was taken into custody.

Robinson was found to be wanted for unspecified crimes in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida. It was also allegedly discovered his license had been suspended four times.

He was first charged in Livingston County with first-degree reckless endangerment, unlawful fleeing, aggravated unlicensed operation and numerous traffic violations.

He was released Thursday and turned over to Wyoming County, where he was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, false personation, reckless driving, aggravated unlicensed opreation and traffic violations.

Robinson was arraigned and committed to Wyoming County Jail without bail.

Philemon, the original driver, was charged with having too much tint on the windows.

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