LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The man who allegedly led police on a high-speed chase through Caledonia and crashed a stolen truck into the Mighty Taco in Henrietta officially began his legal battle in Livingston County on Tuesday.
Thomas Lobue, 30, was arraigned on a felony indictment for Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Third Degree, a D felony, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fourth Degree, an E felony, and misdemeanors and an infraction including Unlawful Fleeing from Police, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation, Reckless Driving, and Speed in Zone.
“Mr. Lobue had multiple felony convictions in May, and multiple bench warrants from Monroe County,” said Assistant District Attorney Josh Tonra. “He has three Failures to Appear, and probation has been revoked. He will be adjudicated a second felony offender.”
The below radio transmissions from police tell the story on Sept. 4, 2015, as Lobue allegedly stole a black 2009 Chevy Silverado pickup from Webster and sped through Caledonia in excess of 80 mph to escape police.
Caledonia Police followed the vehicle through Caledonia and into Scottsville. For community safety, Caledonia Police backed off the chase and let Monroe County law enforcement continue the chase.
After the vehicle crashed into the Mighty Taco on Jefferson Avenue in Henrietta, the driver, Lobue, fled on foot and was arrested on nearby railroad tracks.
Lobue’s case was adjourned until January. He is being represented by Assistant Public Defender John D’Arpino.
Judge Robert Wiggins remanded Lobue to the Livingston County Jail on $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond.
Lobue is facing additional charges in Monroe County.