Man behind bars after police chase

By Anna Norris

Man behind bars after police chase

August 7, 2014 Updated Aug 7, 2014 at 2:48 PM EDT

Ithaca, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A man who was tried three times for a 2010 murder, with all three trials resulting in hung juries, is back behind bars after police chased him through the city.

Corbin Whyte, 30, of Ithaca was wanted on a parole violation. Ithaca Police spotted him in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 300 block of Floral Avenue on Aug. 6

When police tried to stop him, he would not get out of his car. Whyte then drove forward toward the officers, hitting a police car and pushing it out of the way to continue south on Floral Avenue.

As he fled, Whyte hit another car on Floral Avenue, causing moderate injuries.

After Whyte got a flat tire, he hit a guard rail on Route 13 near the 34/96 split. His vehicle then came to a stop.

Whyte got out and fled on foot into a wooded area where he was
taken into custody without further incident.

Whyte is currently being held in the Tompkins County Jail. Charges are pending.

Whyte was tried three times for second degree murder in the 2010 fatal shooting of Paul Garcia, 47, of New York City.

All three trials in Tompkins County resulted in hung juries.

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