Steuben deputies recognized for their help in ending a manhunt


Two Steuben County deputy sergeants and K-9 were recognized by the Steuben County Sheriffs’ Office for their aid in safely ending an early morning manhunt, back in November.

Sgt. Brandon Scott just finished his overnight shift, when he found out after an alleged armed robbery, kidnapping and theft of a car in Alfred.

The suspect was between Steuben and Allegany counties line, when he led police on a chase that resulted in a car collision with Pennsylvania law enforcement.

Scott searched for the suspect on secondary roads in Potter County, following fresh vehicle tracks to Webster Road and located what appeared to be the stolen car. He contacted Pennsylvania State Police.

Sgt. Shawn Shutt and K-9 Daimon began tracking the suspect, who was located several hundred yards northwest of the car and was taken in custody safely and without injury.

“The fact that you both, without hesitation, assessed the public safety need and responded to this search is a testament to your leadership, professionalism, integrity, and service,” James Allard, Steuben County Sheriff, said. 

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