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Sun., Oct. 4
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Long police chase results

in misdemeanor charges

MALONE — A Malone man who led police on a nearly three-hour pursuit Wednesday from the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation to Malone faces three misdemeanor charges.

Alain D. Forget, 39, Malone, was charged Wednesday with resisting arrest, reckless driving and third-degree fleeing an officer in a vehicle, state police said. Authorities were tight-lipped about why Mr. Reason didn't stop when St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police tried to pull him over.

Franklin County District Attorney Derek P. Champagne said Thursday the investigation is continuing and more charges are pending. He declined further comment.

Mr. Forget also reportedly resisted when troopers tried handcuffing him after he abandoned the pickup truck in a field off Route 30 near Fitzpatrick Road, troopers said. Several law enforcement agencies were involved in the pursuit, including U.S. Border Patrol and Malone village police.

Mr. Forget was arraigned in Malone Town Court and sent to Franklin County jail on $2,500 bail or $5,000 bond.

Man arrested after police

use pepper spray on him

AKWESASNE — St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police used pepper spray Monday night to subdue a man who they say was resisting arrest.

Victor J. Lazore, 24, Hogansburg, was charged with obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest, harassment, criminal possession of a weapon and no plate display, according to a press release.

Tribal police pulled over his Ford Windstar on Cook Road for speeding, they said. Police saw a shotgun beside the driver's leg, and a bowie knife and another rifle in the vehicle, the press release said.

Police said Mr. Lazore rolled up his window and refused to exit, so they smashed the glass and sprayed pepper spray into the vehicle. After Mr. Lazore was checked out by paramedics at the scene, he tried to flee, but police caught him, they said.

He was taken to Massena Memorial Hospital with minor injuries and posted $1,000 bail, police said.

Man charged with having

pot, alcohol in vehicle

NORFOLK — A 20-year-old Dickinson man was charged last week by state police with illegal possession of alcohol, unlawful possession of marijuana and drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle on the highway.

Trevor M. Marsh was pulled over Thursday on River Road for a faulty license plate lamp, state police said. He was issued an appearance ticket.

Norwood man charged

with growing marijuana

NORWOOD — Korey D. Ayers, 25, of 466 County Route 48, was charged Sunday with unlawfully growing marijuana after troopers reportedly found a large marijuana plant growing behind his home, state police said.

He was issued an appearance ticket for Stockholm Town Court.

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