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Suspect sends text message while fleeing from cops

COBLESKILL - State police in Cobleskill  were dispatched to a burglary in progress to a residence on Baldwin Road in the Town of Summit, Schoharie County, last Friday.  As the responding trooper was broadcasting a description of the vehicle, a green older style pick up, two other troopers were involved in a foot pursuit of two subjects fleeing from a traffic stop in the vicinity of the Old Summit Country Store on Route 10.  The troopers had spotted the green pick up which pulled in behind the store, and the two occupants fled into the adjourning fields and woods.    
One suspect was located on Route 10. With the assistance of a Department of Environmental Conversation  officer and his K-9, troopers located the second suspect in a wooded area hiding behind a barn.  A search of the suspect’s vehicle revealed equipment used to break into buildings.
The following two individuals were arrested for burglary 2nd degree, a felony, possession of burglar tools, and resisting arrest, misdemeanors:

  • Wayne Swart, 36, Reed Road, Hobart, NY
  • Devyn Clum, 18, Highway 33, Bloomville, NY.

While fleeing from the troopers, Clum texted a friend, “I am outrunning the police, come get me”.  Clum was apprehended prior to his friend’s arrival.
Swart and Clum were arraigned and sent to the Schoharie County jail in lieu of $50,000 cash and $100,000 bond.