City man arrested on numerous traffic violations, misdemeanors

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A city of Cortland man was arrested on Thursday and charged with numerous traffic violations and misdemeanors, according to a Cortland County Sheriff’s Office report.

The report stated County sheriff’s deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Pendleton Street in the town of Cortlandville for Shane K. Granger, 44, of Cortland, in regards to an equipment violation.

Granger failed to comply with the sheriff’s deputies’ orders, and eventually fled from the scene in his vehicle, the report states. After already committing “several vehicle and traffic laws,” the report continues, Granger exited his vehicle and “fled on foot.”

The report notes that sheriff’s deputies caught up with Granger and arrested him a “short distance” from his vehicle. In the midst of processing Granger and bringing him into custody, it was found that there was an active parole warrant on him, the report states.

Granger has been charged with the following traffic violations:

  • Reckless driving
  • Speed in Zone
  • Moved from lane unsafely
  • Operating without insurance
  • Failed to stop at a stop sign
  • Inadequate muffler
  • Failed to comply with a lawful order
  • Speed not reasonable and prudent
  • Improper signal

Granger has also been charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration, third-degree unlawful fleeing a police in a motor vehicle and resisting arrest (all Class-A Misdemeanors), and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operator (a misdemeanor).

Granger was held at Cortland County jail on the parole warrant and released on appearance tickets. He is slated to appear in the town of Cortlandville court on Monday, Nov. 29 at 1 p.m.