The City of Norwich Police Department and the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office are seeking information on a man they said led police on a high-speed chase Friday morning along state Route 12.
Christopher Lacroce, 31, was named the suspect in the Friday chase, according to Norwich Police Chief Rodney Marsh.
Lacroce is wanted on a previous warrant for hitting a pedestrian with a vehicle Sept. 15, following an altercation at the intersection of Mitchell and Silver streets, Marsh said.
The hit-and-run was believed to be intentional, Marsh said. Lacroce faces charges of second-degree assault, and additional charges may be pending following Friday’s pursuit.
“We’d had the arrest warrant for him since the 24th,” Marsh said. “This was the first opportunity we’d had to take him into custody.”
On Oct. 4, police received a tip that Lacroce was traveling north into the city on state Route 12, Marsh said. A patrol car traveling south at the time turned around on the highway in an attempt to pull the vehicle over, Marsh said, but the driver refused to yield and sped up.
Marsh said city police pursued the vehicle for less than a minute until it crossed the city line, at which point state police and sheriff’s deputies picked up the chase.
Anyone with information regarding Lacroce’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Norwich City Police Department at 607-334-2424 or the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office at 607-334-2000.
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