The Syracuse man accused of shooting at law enforcement officers in Chautauqua County after a lengthy chase first will face murder charges in Onondaga County.
Charles D. Roberson, 31, was formally charged Friday with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon. The charges were contained in a sealed indictment handed up by a grand jury.
Roberson is accused of the Oct. 22 shooting death of his father, Charles H. Roberson, 55, of Syracuse in a wooded area near that city.
Roberson apparently fled Onondaga County after allegedly shooting his father. He abandoned his van with a flat tire in North Tonawanda and commandeered a car at a doughnut shop. He was driving the car when police forced him off the Thruway near Ripley.
He is being held in Chautauqua County Jail, in lieu of $100,000 bail, on four counts of attempted murder. He is accused of firing a .22-caliber rifle at police after he was forced off the road.