A Cortland teenager is accused of trying to run away from authorities in order to avoid being arrested for weapons possession and other charges out of the cities of Cortland and Syracuse.

Cortland County Sheriff mug shot Zamir Matthews

Cortland County Sheriff's officials say 19-year-old Zamir Matthews is charged with resisting arrest, criminal impersonation and obstructing governmental administration in the incident on December 31 that started as a traffic stop.

Deputies say Matthews was a passenger in the vehicle that was stopped on Pendleton Street in Cortlandville at 10:07 p.m. New Year's Eve when he allegedly gave false information about his identity and tried to run away.

He was sent to the Cortland County Jail and ordered to appear in court at a later date.