NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Jeffrey A. VanAuken
Troop C Commander
On October 16, 2021, New York State Police at Ithaca arrested Robert S. Bailey, age 41 of Groton, NY for the felony of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the second degree and the misdemeanors of Fleeing an Officer in a Motor Vehicle, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the third degree, False Inspection Sticker and Reckless Driving.
Shortly after 10:00 a.m., a trooper spotted a vehicle on Williams Street in the village of Groton and observed the driver make vehicle and traffic violations. The trooper attempted to initiate a traffic stop but Bailey failed to comply. Bailey subsequently struck another vehicle before crashing into a telephone pole. Bailey was not injured.
An investigation revealed that Bailey was in possession of a loaded gun. Bailey was later arraigned before a judge and remanded to the Tompkins County Jail on no bail.
The investigation continues.