Man outruns police but still caught

TOWN OF WATSON — A Lewis County man managed to evade law enforcers when they attempted to pull him over Saturday, but then persistence paid off for the police.

Sheriff’s deputies said Shaun K. Elliot, 26, of 6755 Number Four Road, refused to pull over for a traffic violation on Number Four Road, prompting officers into a short pursuit.

Deputies said Elliot’s reckless driving allowed him to lose the officers who were chasing him — but then backup was called and other officers found his vehicle a short time later.

Elliot is charged with one count of third-degree unlawfully fleeing a police officer and numerous other vehicle and traffic violations, deputies said. He was released on an appearance ticket to appear in Town Court at a later date.