Authorities locate Utica man believed to have fled from police and accident scene

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Utica man who police say was driving a vehicle that crashed and resulted in the injuring of two passengers after a high speed chase with police has now been located and charged.

According to New York State Police, troopers, along with the Utica Police Department and the Oneida County Sheriff's K-9 patrol arrested Henry W. Lumpkin, 22, of Utica on Sunday, May 6.

Authorities said that after they received a tip through 911, patrols converged on a Utica address where they found Lumpkin hiding in the basement of the building. He was arrested without further incident and charged with 2 counts of third-degree assault, 1 count second-degree reckless endangerment, 1 count of third-degree unlawful fleeing a police officer, multiple V&T violations, and a Parole violation.

It is alleged that Lumpkin was the driver of the vehicle that led State Police on a chase before the vehicle crashed and rolled over multiple times leaving two people injured, one of which was pinned beneath the vehicle.

Authorities believe Lumpkin was driving a Toyota Corolla northbound on State Route 12 in the City of Utica shortly after 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 26 when he was stopped for speeding. State Police said that as the Trooper approached the vehicle, Lumpkin drove off, traveling northbound on Route 12, passing two other vehicles and lost control of his car, causing it to go off the roadway and overturn. At that point, authorities said Lumpkin fled the scene.

Lumpkin was transported to Utica Police Department where he is awaiting arraignment on May 7, 2012.

Meanwhile, Utica Police say Lumpkin is also charged with torturing and injuring an animal. Police say on April 20th Lumpkin was in an argument and carried a puppy around by one leg and police say he also threw the dog onto a driveway.

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