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Two Natural Bridge men apprehended in stolen vehicle case


The Natural Bridge man, who recently jumped off the Mill Street bridge in an attempt to allude police, is back in legal trouble.

Logan M. Moore, 20, and Jeremiah L. Markwick, 24, who was also involved in the June 8 bridge incident, were arrested on Thursday afternoon after they were apprehended in Syracuse.

Mr. Moore was arraigned before Village of Carthage Justice Shettleton, on a fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and remanded to the Metro-Jefferson Public safety Building without bail.

Mr. Markwick, of 44135 Lime St., Natural Bridge, was committed to the Lewis County Public Safety Building on a felony warrant from the Lewis County Probation Department.

Police were looking for the pair in connection to a vehicle allegedly stolen from the Ferrellgas propane gas company, 570 S. Washington St., state police.

Police knew they were headed south before the vehicle was spotted in the vicinity of the New York Regional Transportation Center, said Timothy Roberts of the Lowville state police station.

They were caught after a brief foot pursuit, he said. Cathage Village Police Department handled the stolen vehicle case, but officers were unavailable to provide more information about it.

On June 8, city police arrested both men and three others on drug charges after officers allegedly found cocaine and methamphetamine inside a vehicle they were in. During the traffic stop, Mr. Moore ran from police and jumped off the Mill Street bridge. He fell about 50 feet to the rocky river edge below, police said.

He was rescued by Watertown firefighters and treated at Samaritan Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries.

Mr. Markwick and the other three people in the car were charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. On Friday, city police charged him with obstruction governmental administration and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

As for Thursday’s arrest in Syracuse, it was the result of a week long investigation by state police and the Carthage Police Department.

The Watertown Police Department, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department K-9 unit, the Metro-Jeff Drug Task Force and multiple Onondaga County police agencies were involved in the arrest.

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