High speed chase spans multiple counties, ends in Little Falls
LITTLE FALLS, N.Y. (WKTV) - The former Dolgeville man accused of setting a person on fire in 2009 is again in trouble with the law.
Authorities say Kyle Edick, 22, and now of Little Falls is facing numerous charges after leading authorities on a high-speed, multi-county chase late Sunday night that ended in the City of Little Falls.
According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, authorities received a call around 11:15 p.m. On Sunday, March 3 from Fulton County that the New York State Police and Johnstown Police were attempting to stop a white Volkswagon Jetta that was heading south on State Highway 30A.
Authorities say a Montgomery County Sheriff's Deputy was stopped on State Highway 30A at the Village of Fonda and Town of Mohawk line facing north on State Highway 30A when the white Jetta left the southbound lane and continued south in the northbound, heading directly for the Deputy's vehicle.
The Sheriff's Office says the vehicle, driven by Edick, passed the deputy on the passenger side at 80 mph and continued south. Authorities followed Edick, whom they say proceeded through red traffic lights, continuing at a high rate of speed.
When Edick reached Herkimer County, authorities say Little Falls Police and New York State Police attempted to stop the vehicle, discontinuing the chase due to what they describe as Edick's reckless operation and the fact that they had learned who they were dealing with. Knowing Edick's identity, they contacted him by phone and he turned himself in to Little Falls Police who then turned him over to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.
Edick was processed and held for arraignment before the Town of Mohawk Judge and sent to the Montgomery County Jail with bail set at $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond.
He has now been charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, third-degree unlawfully fleeing a police officer, reckless operation and numerous traffic tickets.
In 2009, Edick was charged with assault after police say he lit a then-18 year old on fire.
At the time, State Police said the teen had passed out at a party in a barn-like garage along Peck Road in the Town of Salisbury when Edick lit the teen's pant leg fire, after the teen had been doused with gasoline. The victim suffered second-degree burns to his abdomen and arms. The victim had not come forward until after a videotape began circulating showing the incident.