Car hits garage after eight-minute high-speed tour of Endicott

A man from Endicott faces felony charges after allegedly leading police in a savage chase through the streets on the north side of the village.

Authorities said the US Marshals Service’s regional task force was trying to arrest James Hanks Jr. on Monday afternoon.

A marked Broome County Sheriff’s Office unit attempted to stop a car driven by Hanks on Monroe Street in Endicott at around 1:50 p.m.

According to a press release, Hanks did not stop. Instead, he allegedly tried to escape by taking a roundabout route through some neighborhoods on the North Side.

The chase ended after about eight minutes when the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV crashed into the corner of a garage on Madison Avenue.

Investigators say Hanks was then chased on foot. A sergeant in the Sheriff’s Office used a Tazer device to stop the man in Monroe Street.

Hanks was charged with criminal possession of stolen property and a probation violation. He also faces charges of resisting arrest and unlawful flight of a police officer.

Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: [email protected].

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