Man wanted for resisting arrest, drugs, driving away from traffic stop, police say – syracuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. — Police are looking for a man who they say injured an officer during a struggle and drove away from a traffic stop.
JaQuan Thornton, 28, of Syracuse, was stopped by Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Syracuse police officers at 12:17 a.m. Wednesday on Grant Boulevard, according to both agencies. Officers stopped his vehicle because it had a stolen license plate, they said.
Thornton struggled with the officers and got away from them, police said.
One officer received a facial injury, said Sgt. Jon Seeber, a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office. The officer was given medical treatment but not hospitalized, he said.
Thornton dropped cocaine when he was fleeing, deputies said. He drove away in the car he was stopped in, deputies said.
Warrants have been issued for Thornton’s arrest on charges of resisting arrest, fleeing officers and drug possession, among other crimes.
Officers ask anyone with information to call Syracuse police at (315) 442-5222 or the sheriff’s deputies at 315-435-3032.
Two warrants have been issued for the arrest of JaQuan Thornton, who fled police and deputies during a traffic stop on Wednesday, April 6, 2022. (Courtesy Onondaga County Sheriff Office)
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