Police: Groton man fleeing from deputies on motorcycle crashes, faces charges

ULYSSES, N.Y. — A man who was fleeing from authorities on a motorcycle in the town of Ulysses Tuesday afternoon suddenly crashed and is now facing multiple charges, police said.

Groton man Christopher D. Hickox, 38, was driving a motorcycle south on Halseyville Road when police attempted to pull him over around 4:27 p.m. He allegedly did not stop for police., the Tompkins County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.

Deputies said they made an attempt to pursue and stop the motorcycle for less than two miles and began to discontinue attempts when Hickox crashed just past Mekeel Road. He was taken into custody after being cleared by emergency medical staff called to the scene.

Hickox was charged with misdemeanor third-degree unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, and violations for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and unregistered motor vehicle.

He was released on appearance tickets and scheduled to appear at 6 p.m. Sept. 5 in the Town of Ulysses Court

Police said the case is being investigated and more charges are expected.