Broome Sheriff’s Continue to Investigate Car Chase and Crash Into Porch
Broome County Sheriff’s officials say that car that was chased into Broome County and crashed into the porch of a home on Route 11 overnight October 19 was stolen in Erie, Pennsylvania and driven by a 19-year-old Buffalo boy.
Franklin Chambers and 17-year-old passenger Kiana Tucker of Tonawanda were arrested on numerous counts of possession of stolen property, weapon possession and possession of a forged instrument while authorities are still looking for two young Black men, who were also in the car and took off after the crash.
Guns and counterfeit money were also found during the investigation.
Broome County Sheriff’s officials were notified by Cortland County Sheriff’s officials at 11:29 p.m. October 19 that they were pursuing a vehicle on Interstate 81 at a high rate of speed, headed into Broome County. The 2016 Audi A6 had been reported stolen two days earlier in Pennsylvania.
Broome County Deputies located the vehicle speeding south on Route 11 in the Town of Barker reaching speeds of 125 miles per hour. After the Audi ran over tire deflating devices placed across the road by authorities, Chambers lost control on a curve and drove into the porch of the house on a sharp bend of Castle Creek Road at Hyde Street at 11:50 p.m.
Chambers broke his leg while Tucker and the two other passengers took off.
Deputies found a bag with two handguns in it, one recently stolen from Lancaster, New York while a small amount of counterfeit cash was found in the car. The two suspects still at large are said to be wearing grey-colored hooded sweatshirts.