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Ossining Police: Man Fled, Faces Four Felonies

OSSINING, N.Y. – It took three police agencies, tracking hounds and a stun gun to bring a man into custody who Ossining Police said fled them after they found him trying to hide bags of phencyclidine or PCP.

Police described Robert L. Terry, 41, of Fishkill, as highly combative after he was pulled over Saturday while driving northbound on Route 9. Police said he fled and was later found in Dunkin' Donuts in Croton. Police said it took several officers to bring him into custody.

Terry was charged with felony evidence tampering, felony reckless endangerment, felony attempted assault of a police officer, felony aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, misdemeanor fleeing a police officer and misdemeanor obstructing governmental administration, police said.

Ossining police said they issued an alert on Terry's gray GMC truck after he fled from them. Police said Terry was initially pulled over at approximately 9 p.m. Saturday evening after failing to signal before a turn near Main Street and Spring Street.

Police said as they approached the car, the saw Terry attempt to hide bags of what they believed was phencyclidine, also known as "angel dust" or "PCP."

When police attempted to subdue Terry he became combative, at which point Ossining Police say he was shot with a stun gun twice and continued to struggle. Police say he then fled.

Croton police received the alert and began searching for the GMC truck. They said they found it abandoned behind the Croton Mini Deli on Maple Street. Westchester County Police also received the alert and, Croton Police said, the two departments worked together attempting to track down Terry with bloodhounds.

Croton police said Officer Corey Velardo was the first to spot Terry in the Dunkin’ Donuts, where it took several police officers to subdue Terry and bring him into custody. He was then taken to the Westchester County Jail, where he is being held without bail. Terry is due back in court on Tuesday, Feb. 20.

Croton police said additional charges are pending in Croton.

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