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New York State Police were en route to the town of Conquest to execute an arrest warrant Monday night when troopers spotted the man they were looking for. But when they attempted to stop his vehicle, police said he struck a trooper's marked car and took off. 

At around 8 p.m. Monday, Brandon Millhoff, 41, of Weedsport, led state police on a high-speed chase through the town of Cato and village of Weedsport. Trooper Mark O'Donnell said it began at the intersection of Emerson Road and Route 34 and ended just outside the city of Auburn when police called off the pursuit. 

According to O'Donnell, there was a warrant out for Millhoff's arrest at the time because he had been charged with two counts of second-degree criminal contempt for allegedly violating an order of protection in a domestic dispute. 

O'Donnell said troopers were on their way to an address on Lemon School Road to execute that warrant when they saw Millhoff's 2000 Chevrolet. However, when a trooper positioned a marked state police vehicle in front of the Chevrolet, Millhoff attempted to drive around the vehicle, striking the front right corner of it. 

Troopers followed Millhoff for approximately 15 miles, O'Donnell said, and at one point, Millhoff's vehicle became stuck in a yard on Oakland Road. When troopers tried to approach his vehicle, Millhoff struck two more state police cars and drove off. No one was hurt, but O'Donnell said police then terminated the pursuit for safety reasons. 

Police said Millhoff's Chevrolet was later located unoccupied on Route 34 in the town of Sennett. Millhoff was later located in Skaneateles. 

Millhoff was arrested and charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and two counts of third-degree criminal mischief, all felonies. He was also charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, second-degree obstructing governmental administration, third-degree fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle, possessing a hypodermic instrument, and three counts each of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, all misdemeanors. 

Millhoff was ultimately remanded to Cayuga County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash or $100,000 bond. There was no word Wednesday on when he was scheduled to appear in court. 

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Staff writer Megan Blarr can be reached at (315) 282-2282 or megan.blarr@lee.net. Follow her on Twitter @CitizenBlarr. 

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