Press Release - Felony AUO Chase
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Seneca County Sheriffs Office reports that on 8/17/2014 at approx 2:30 am on River Road in the Town of Seneca Falls, Sheriff's Deputies stopped a green 1998 Chevy Malibu for a vehicle and traffic violation. Deputies report that during the traffic stop, the operator of the Green Chevy Malibu, who was later identified as Chad C.T. Weaver 27 of 117 E. Elisha St of Waterloo NY, put the vehicle in gear and sped off in an attempt to evade law enforcement. Deputies attempted to stop Weaver as he fled eastbound on Bayard St through the Town of Seneca Falls. The chase continued south bound at a high rate of speed on State Route 89 through the Town of Seneca Falls, Fayette, Varick, and Romulus. Deputies terminated the pursuit for safety when Weaver began to take back roads . Deputies later located the vehicle on a service road at a local business in the Village of Waterloo where Weaver and his passenger were taken into custody at 4:52am . The passenger was identified as Cherie E. Smith 25 of 117 E. Elisha St, Waterloo NY.
Chad C.T. Weaver was Charged with Felony Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the 1st Degree, Unlawfully Fleeing From a Police Officer, Operating without an Ignition Interlock Device, Speeding, and several other vehicle and traffic violations.
Cherie E. Smith was charged with Conspiracy in the 5th Degree, Facilitating Aggravting Unlicensed Opeatrion, and allowing Weaver to Circumvent the Ignition interlock device.
Weaver was arraigned in the Town of Seneca Falls and was comitted to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on 5000.00 Cash Bail or 10,000.00 Bail Bond. Weaver is to appear on the 21st of August 2014 for a Felony Hearing at the Seneca Falls Town Court.
Smith was arraigned in the Town of Seneca Falls Court and was comitted to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on 2,500 Cash Bail or 5,000 Bail Bond. Smith is to re appear on the 9th of September 2014 at 6:00pm at the Seneca Falls Town Court
The Seneca County Sheriffs Office was assisted by the New York State Police, Seneca Falls Police, and Waterloo Police Department