Sheriff Deputies Injured During Welfare Check on Ulster County ManMar 22nd, 2013 | By HV Insider | Category: Featured Articles
Deputies from the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office report the arrest of Adam E. Voss, 31 years old of Marbletown. Voss was charged with the felonies of Assault, and Reckless Endangerment and the misdemeanors of Unlawfully Fleeing a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, and Obstructing Governmental Administration in addition to numerous vehicle and traffic infractions.
On March 14, 2013 at 7:30 PM Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 2029 Lucas Avenue after receiving a 911 call to check on the welfare of Voss because he was reportedly acting out of the ordinary. When deputies arrived he was sitting inside of a running vehicle on the shoulder of Lucas Avenue in front of his residence and would not respond to the deputies other than to refuse to roll the window down. Eventually, deputies obtained a spare key for the car and were able to open the car door. While deputies were speaking with Mr. Voss he suddenly put the car in gear and accelerated rapidly, striking one officer as he pulled away. He continued to flee police, traveling throughout the Towns of Marbletown and Rochester, as deputies attempted to stop him.
During the pursuit, Voss forced several cars off of the road that were traveling in the opposite direction. Voss’s vehicle came to rest when he struck a tree on Stony Kill Road in the Town of Rochester. At which point he then continued to resist arrest as officers attempted to remove him from the vehicle and take him into custody. During the struggle, another officer sustained an injury to his hand. Officers were eventually able to subdue him and took Voss into custody without further incident or injury to Voss.
Both officers suffered minor injuries and were treated at Kingston Hospital Emergency Room and released.
Voss was arraigned in the Town of Hurley Court and remanded to the Ulster County Jail on $25,000 cash or $50,000 property bond. Mr. Voss is due to appear in the Town of Marbletown Court at a later date.
Sheriff’s Deputies were assisted by the New York State Police, Town of Rosendale Police, the Accord Fire Department, and Kerhonkson Accord Volunteer Ambulance Squad