WPD Update: Man backed truck into patrol car twice during pursuit

WATERTOWN, NY —  The Watertown Police Department released the following statement on June 5:

“On 06/01/2023 at 11:15 pm, a member of the Watertown Police Department
uniformed patrol division attempted to conduct a vehicle stop on a pickup truck in the 200 block of State St in Watertown, NY, for a speed limit violation. The driver of the vehicle, identified as Travis Lashure, fled from the officer into the J. B. Wise parking lot, onto Black River Pkwy, and continued onto Factory St. While on Factory St, the driver stopped his vehicle, and reversed causing the flatbed of the truck to strike the front of a marked Watertown Police Department vehicle. The vehicle then continued onto the Pearl St Bridge, stopped, and then reversed again, ramming the front of the patrol vehicle, causing severe damage, and disabling the patrol vehicle. Lashure then fled the scene.

On 06/04/2024, the driver, Travis Lashure, a 31-year-old male who resides at
256 Michigan Ave, Apartment 403B, in Watertown, NY, was arrested on Red Lake Rd in Theresa, NY, for a violation of probation warrant. Lashure was held in the Jefferson County Correctional Facility pending arraignment in Jefferson County Court.

On 06/05/2023, Lashure was charged by the Watertown Police Department with
Attempted Assault in the second degree, a Class E Felony, and Reckless
Endangerment in the first degree, a Class D Felony. Lashure is set to be arraigned
in Watertown City Court.

We were assisted by the Metro Jefferson Drug Task Force, the Jefferson County
Sheriff’s Office, the Jefferson County Probation Department, Watertown City Fire
Department, and Guilfoyle Ambulance.”

Joseph A. Giaquinto
Detective Sergeant