Man leads police in high-speed pursuit in the county (Cortland Police)

City of Cortland Police. (Photo Source: Kevin L. Smith of The Cortland Voice).

A man was arrested over the weekend after he led officers in a high-speed pursuit in Cortland County, according to a report.

The City of Cortland Police report stated that officers received a complaint about Quashawn D. Prince, 31, who was violating an order of protection at a residence on Sunday.

According to the report, Prince had “driven by the protected person’s residence.” Shortly thereafter, Prince entered the residence “without the protected person’s permission,” the report continued.

Officers attempted to stop Prince, but the report noted he led officers on a high-speed pursuit that ended on Interstate-81 northbound in Homer. The report added that Prince’s vehicle was damaged “after toppling a utility pole,” continuing a few miles down the road until his vehicle failed.

Cortland police officers were assisted by the New York State Police and the Cortland County Sheriff’s department on this pursuit.

Prince was charged with second-degree trespass, unlawfully fleeing a police officer and second-degree criminal contempt. He also had an outstanding warrant for second-degree criminal contempt from an unrelated incident.

Prince was arraigned and then sent to Cortland County Jail. He is due to appear in court at a later date.