Oxford Man Arrested After Leading County Sheriff On Road Pursuit
Published: July 9th, 2024
By: Anna Ginelli

OXFORD – On Wednesday, July 3, Christopher Fuller of Oxford, 30, was charged with multiple misdemeanors and felonies after leading a sheriff’s deputy on a vehicle pursuit, reported Chenango County Sheriff Ernest R. Cutting Jr.

“On July 3, 2024, a Chenango County deputy was in the area of North Plaza in the Town of Norwich. The deputy observed a dark blue pick-up truck pass him as he was leaving a business and recognized the operator, Christopher Fuller, and knew he did not have a valid license. The deputy then saw Christopher immediately start driving in a reckless manner and attempted to conduct a lawful traffic stop. Christopher failed to comply with the lawful order to stop while the deputy had his emergency lights and siren activated,” stated the sheriff’s office.

According to the sheriff, the deputy was certain Fuller was driving without a license because of recent encounters with the suspect.

After failing to stop for the deputy, Fuller proceeded to lead the deputy on a pursuit from the Town of Norwich, into the City of Norwich and then back into the Town of Norwich, reported police. According to the sheriff, Fuller drove for several miles into the Town of Norwich with the deputy chasing him until his truck broke down.

Police said Fuller hopped out of the truck and began to run into a wooded area with the deputy following close behind The deputy located Fuller in the wooded area and took him into custody without further incident. No one was injured.

According to the sheriff’s office, methamphetamine and fentanyl were found in Fuller’s vehicle, but he was not charged with being under the influence at the time of the pursuit.

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Fuller was charged with two felonies, five misdemeanors and numerous traffic violations in three townships of jurisdiction: the Town of Norwich, the City of Norwich and the Town of North Norwich.

The charges include third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, a class B felony; first-degree reckless endangerment, a class D felony; resisting arrest, a misdemeanor; unlawful fleeing of a police officer, a misdemeanor; two counts of criminal using drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor; reckless driving, a misdemeanor; and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a traffic misdemeanor.

Fuller was processed for the offenses, turned over to the Centralized Arraignment Program (CAP) and remanded to the Chenango County Correctional Facility on a $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond. Neither bail nor bond had been posted as of Tuesday morning, according to the sheriff’s office.