ITHACA, NY — An Ithaca man was arrested on Thursday in Dryden after violating an order of protection and fleeing from police.

Officials say Robert H. Predmore, 24, had been parked in a Dodge truck outside the Dollar General at 169 North Street in the Village of Dryden. Police responded to a call around 1:30 p.m. reporting a violation of an order of protection from a woman working inside.

Upon arrival of police, Predmore fled in his truck, almost hitting two officers and damaging a police vehicle. Attempts were made to stop Predmore with stop strips, but he eventually crashed his truck into a field, damaging a fence and landing in a heavy brush area.

Predmore attempted to flee on foot, but was caught in the brush and taken into custody with the help of a K9 unit. He was turned over to New York State Police.

Predmore is charged with first-degree criminal contempt, resisting arrest, third-degree unlawful fleeing from a police officer in a motor vehicle, reckless driving, second-degree reckless endangerment, fourth-degree criminal mischief, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and failing to stop at a stop sign.

Alyvia Covert

Alyvia is a Crime Reporter with The Ithaca Voice. She graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Journalism and Photography.