LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The man who led Caledonia and then Monroe County police on a high-speed chase that ended with a crash and foot chase at Mighty Taco in Scottsville was sentenced to prison on Tuesday.
Thomas LoBue, 30, was sentenced to 2 to 6 years in state prison for felony Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Third Degree.
Judge Robert Wiggins also ordered that LoBue pay $20,494.67 of restitution to Allstate Insurance for damages, and $50 to the owner of the vehicle. At the request of LoBue’s attorney, Assistant Public Defender Brittany Bennett, Judge Wiggins reduced that restitution to a civil judgment.
However, Judge Wiggins explained that the New York State Department of Corrections may collect restitution anyway.
The below radio transmissions from police tell the story on Sept. 4, 2015 when Lobue 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, Lobue, fled on foot and was arrested on nearby railroad tracks.
Lobue faced additional charges in Monroe County.