A recent parolee is back behind bars after allegedly engaging police in a 40-mile high-speed pursuit late Sunday night.
Kyle J. Edick, 22, of 20 Ford Lane, Little Falls, was driving a white Volkswagen Jetta along East Fulton Street in Gloversville at approximately 11:15 Sunday when a state trooper attempted to pull him over for allegedly speeding.
State police officials say he did not stop, instead eluding police by driving through the city. State police radioed other agencies, pulling Johnstown Police and the Fulton and Montgomery counties sheriff’s departments into the chase.
The Jetta was spotted southbound along Route 30A, where a Montgomery County sheriff’s deputy tried to cut him off. The car reportedly swerved into the opposing lane and narrowly missed an 80 mph head-on collision with the squad car.
Police continued to follow the speeding car through red lights west on Route 5, according to officials at the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, all the way into Herkimer County. Eventually they were able to run the Jetta’s plates, turning up Edick’s name and cellphone number.
Upon receiving a call from the police chasing him, Edick pulled over and turned himself in. He was arrested by Little Falls police and turned over to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department for processing.
The Parole Division in Utica confirmed Edick was paroled Feb. 22, less than two weeks before the chase.
According to news reports from the time, Edick, then 18, was arrested after setting a friend on fire Jan. 3, 2009, during a prank gone awry. Edick was convicted and sentenced to three years in prison.
He was first paroled in July 2011, but was caught in an undisclosed violation, incarcerated, then paroled again last month.
He’s currently in custody for lack of bail facing charges of felony reckless endangerment, unlawfully fleeing police and reckless operation of a motor vehicle, as well as a slew of traffic violations.