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Barton Man Alleged Fugitive From Justice in Texas

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State Police have arrested a Barton man, saying he's a fugitive from justice and tried to flee after a traffic stop.

At about noon Sunday police tried to stop 23-year-old Cody Kinnunen for failing to keep right as it was travelling southbound on Oak Hill Road in the Town of Barton.

Police say he accelerated his 2000 dodge dakota for a short distance before Kinnunen jumped out and fled on foot. The vehicle then struck a utility pole. Police arrested Kinnunen at his home. Police say an investigation found he's also wanted for a felony-level offense in Texas. He is in the Tioga County Jail without bail.