A Rochester parolee led Batavia police on a high-speed chase Tuesday after authorities said he commandeered a vehicle from a 76-year-old victim.
According to the Batavia Police Department, the Genesee County Sheriff's Office received a call from the victim about 8:30 a.m., shortly after the carjacking near 99 Jackson St.
After receiving a description of the stolen vehicle, police spotted a matching vehicle, which they attempted to pull over. The driver refused and led officers on a pursuit that reached speeds in excess of 65 mph, police said. The chase ended when the stolen vehicle hit another vehicle and careened into a tree and a signpost at the entrance to the Batavia VA Medical Center campus at Richmond Avenue and Redfield Parkway.
Constantine D. Murrell, 35, was charged with second-degree robbery, third-degree unlawfully fleeing a police officer and a number of vehicle and traffic charges. He was being held in the Genesee County Jail.