A man was arrested early Sunday morning after he fled from officers during an attempted traffic stop, according to a Cortland County Sheriff’s Office report.
The report noted that Joshua Morris, 42 of Groton, was driving a motorcycle on the wrong side of the road “without a headlamp on” in the town of Cortlandville.
Officers attempted to stop Morris, the report stated, but ended up fleeing from officers. Officers were able to locate Morris and his motorcycle shortly thereafter, the report noted.
Morris was arrested and charged with third-degree unlawfully fleeing a police officer (a Class-A Misdemeanor) and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle (a misdemeanor); unregistered motor vehicle, uninspected motor vehicle, operating without insurance, improper plates, passed steady red signal, crossed hazard markings, no signal, unsafe pass on left, operating out of class, no headlamp, no mirrors on motorcycle and failure to stop at a stop sign (all traffic infractions).
Morris also had an arrest warrant for unrelated charges in the town of Taylor.
Morris was arraigned and processed, released on one’s own recognizance and issued an appearance ticket and several traffic citations. He is scheduled to appear in Cortlandville town court at a later date.