Jamestown man leads police on chase after domestic incident

LAKEWOOD — A verbal threat turned high-speed chase resulted in 11 charges for one Jamestown man.

Reporting to the Chautauqua Mall for a report of a domestic incident on Tuesday, Lakewood-Busti Police state they found a pregnant victim who alleged Travis Jordan Spencer, 30, pinned her against a wall and threatened to kill her.

According to police, Spencer accelertated away quickly in the victim’s vehicle as she was trying to get into the passenger seat, causing her to fall on her stomach and knee. The vehicle, driven illegally by Spencer, was found in the area of Lakewood Village Center. A vehicle pursuit ensued westbound on Route 394. Several area departments assisted with the chase.

Tire deflation devices were ultimately used to slow the vehicle, although despite having two deflated tires Spencer managed to continue driving for several miles. Eventually, the suspect pulled over in the town of Westfield and was taken into custody.

Spencer has been charged with second-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree harassment, third-degree unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, unlawful possession of marijuana, third-degree unlawful fleeing from police, failure to comply with a lawful order, speeding in a zone, moving from a lane unsafely, speed not reasonable or prudent, reckless driving and operating a motor vehicle while using a cellphone. Additionally, New York State Police issued four traffic tickets for offenses that occurred in the towns of North Harmony and Chautauqua.

The suspect was transported to Lakewood-Busti Police Department for processing, arraigned in the Town of Busti court and committed to the Chautauqua County Jail on $10,000 bail. He is to return to court on Dec. 20.