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Armed and Dangerous: Man involved in head-on crash with Ithaca Chief is at large, could have a gun

Christopher Rundt



The search continues for Christopher Rundt, the man who was involved in a head-on crash with the Ithaca Police Chief on June 12. Rundt fled from the scene of the crash, where a bottle of rum was found in his vehicle.



Police are now saying Rundt has a handgun and should be considered armed and dangerous.



The investigation showed that Rundt stole a vehicle in Trumansburg sometime in the last few days. The vehicle was later recovered in Manchester, Ontario County.



Officers say Rundt then stole a vehicle in Manchester, which had a .357 magnum revolver and a police ID from a department in Ontario County.



The vehicle is described as a 2011 Jeep Liberty, green with NY plate number GJF8356.



Police say Rundt could also be accompanied by Ashley Woodward, who was his passenger in the head-on crash with the Ithaca Police Chief. Rundt is a known IV drug user and a parolee, according to investigators.


Anyone with information that can aid police in their investigation should call Ithaca Police at 607-272-3245, or at the Crime Stoppers Tip Line; 607-697-0333.

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