Man wanted for forcible touching flees into woods

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A man wanted by Perry Police for charges of forcible touching was arrested in Allegany County following a foot pursuit.

Deputies acting on information from Perry Police went to a home on Crotty Road in the Town of Granger to arrest 32-year-old Joseph Washburn. Authorities say Washburn fled on foot into a heavily wooded area near his home, but was located a short time later on Crotty Road around 200 yards away.

Deputies placed him under arrest and turned him over to Perry Police. Further charges are pending in Allegany County.

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