POUGHKEEPSIE TOWN After leading police on a car pursuit across several counties early on Sunday morning, a 27-year-old Schenectady resident was taken into custody on misdemeanor charges and later released with an appearance ticket for a future court appearance. Messiah Anderson faces charges of dangerous driving and illegally evading a police officer in a car. According to the police, more charges are anticipated.
On Sunday, February 11, at around 1:15 a.m., Ulster County New York State Police made an effort to pull over a car for an unidentified reason. Messiah Anderson, the operator, chose not to cooperate and drove off, with the cops after. After speeding past the City of Poughkeepsie and across the Mid-Hudson Bridge, Anderson continued east on Route 55 in the direction of LaGrange.
The motorist fled and circled around the LaGrange roundabout, speeding west on Route 55 back toward Poughkeepsie. The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, the City of Poughkeepsie Police, and the Town of Poughkeepsie Police all joined the state police in the pursuit.
When he returned to the city, police continued to try to stop Anderson as he changed directions and headed east on Route 55 back toward LaGrange.
Unverified sources claim that a small collision on Taft Avenue involved a state police vehicle that was pursuing.
When Anderson struck a parked car close to the intersection of Collegeview and Raymond Avenues in the Town of Poughkeepsie, the vehicle pursuit came to a halt. Anderson got out of his car and ran away. After being tracked down by many police K9 units, Anderson was apprehended close to the Sunoco gas station located at 740 Main Street in Poughkeepsie.