Two charged after police chase

JAMESTOWN — Two Pennsylvania residents face charges after trying to outrun Jamestown police on a chase from Second and North Main streets nearly into Cattaraugus County.

Police report pulling a vehicle over at 1:30 a.m. today on East Second and North Main streets for a minor violation. The vehicle initially pulled over and a passenger who was identified as Brett A. Kinney, 33, of New Castle, Pa., got out of the vehicle. The driver then allegedly pulled away in a 2016 Jeep and led police on a 20-mile pursuit south out of Jamestown on Route 60, continuing to Route 62, onto Ivory Road in Frewsburg and eventually to a logging road near the Cattaraugus County line, when the vehicle became stuck.

Jamestown police were then able to take the driver, Kyle R. South, 27, of Bradford, Pa., into custody. Officers report finding a .38 caliber revolver on the front seat of the vehicle that had been stolen from McKean County, Pennsylvania.

South faces multiple vehicle and traffic charges, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and being a fugitive from justice. Kinney was reportedly found in possession of brass knuckles and was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Kinney and South were taken to the Jamestown City Jail until they can be arraigned. The New York State Police and the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department also assisted.

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