CENTRAL NEW YORK -- An Oswego County man was arrested on sexual assault charges following a chase and crash in Onondaga County.
State Police had been looking for John Minckler Jr., 34, of Cleveland in connection with a sexual abuse case involving a boy under the age of 13.
Troopers spotted Minckler's car in a restaurant parking lot on Route 11 in Cicero early Wednesday morning. When they approached him, investigators say Minckler put his car in reverse, almost hitting one of the troopers.
Minckler allegedly led authorities on a chase that eventually ended on Route 31 in Cicero when he hit utility poles.
Minckler now faces felony counts of predatory sexual assault against a child and criminal mischief and misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment and unlawfully fleeing a police officer.