Egremont Police

An Oklahoma man was arrested in New York state last month, after fleeing from Egremont Police.

EGREMONT — A man wanted on charges of sexually abusing a minor in Oklahoma fled town police officers last month, during a traffic stop for allegedly speeding, and later was found to be driving what police say is a stolen vehicle. 

Jeremy Garneau, 43, of Tecumseh, Okla., was stopped by local police just before 10:30 p.m. Sept. 26 on Hillsdale Road, according to Egremont Police. He allegedly gave the officer a false name before fleeing into New York state, where police tracked him and later learned that he was wanted on a warrant in Oklahoma for multiple charges related to the sexual abuse of a minor. 

Garneau was arrested in New York and charged with a slew of traffic offenses related to the incident, including driving with a suspended license and failing to stop for police.

When police began to investigate, they found that Garneau was driving a vehicle stolen from a repair lot.

Egremont Police Chief Jason LaForest said he does not yet know whether Garneau was extradited from New York back to Oklahoma.

Heather Bellow can be reached at or 413-329-6871.