Two people from Syracuse are facing charges after allegedly shoplifting and fleeing from police in Cayuga County.
State police said Lorenzo S. Grainger, 25, and Dennaisha G. Moody, 22, took items from Bass Pro Shops in Aurelius Thursday afternoon and fled in a vehicle on Clark Street, heading east toward Auburn. A bulletin was sent out and a trooper spotted and pursued the duo. Police said stolen items were tossed from the car along the way.
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Grainger took a right toward the Arterial, state police said, and hit a vehicle with a man and a woman inside at the intersection of Columbus and Clark streets. Grainger continued to flee and lost control of the vehicle at the Arterial, crashing into a tree.
Grainger was not injured, state police said, but Moody was treated for minor injuries at Auburn Community Hospital. The man driving the vehicle Grainger struck was not injured, but the female passenger was transported to ACH with minor injuries.
Grainger was charged with second-degree reckless endangerment, fourth-degree criminal mischief, petit larceny, criminal possession of an anti-security item, third-degree unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of an incident without reporting first offense, and two counts of reckless driving, all misdemeanors, plus two violations and multiple infractions. Moody was charged with petit larceny.
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