Double Homicide Suspect In Custody After I-88 Crash

Double-Slaying Suspect Taken

Into Custody After I-88 Crash

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

SCHOHARIE – The suspect in last night’s double homicide in Laurens was taken into custody following a crash on I-88 in Schoharie, according to Sheriff Tony Desmond.

According to Desmond, sheriff’s deputies received a “Be On The Lookout” alert for a red Chevy Colorado pickup truck from the Otsego County Sheriff’s department. Deputies stationed near Richmondville saw a truck matching the description headed eastbound on I-88 and began to follow. After confirming the license plate matched the one in the alert, deputies allegedly attempted to pull over the suspect, who then sped up and a chase ensued.

“He was going 100 miles per hour, maybe more,” said Desmond.

The suspect allegedly got off at exit 23, but due to speed, failed to make the left-hand turned and crashed into a guardrail and a sign. He suffered minor injuries in the crash, and sheriff’s deputies took him by ambulance to Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown. The investigation is ongoing.

This is a developing story.

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