TICONDEROGA — A pair of Ticonderoga residents were arrested and charged Wednesday in connection with a number of crimes related to a stolen car.
Warren County Sheriff's Officer Kenneth Smith observed a 2008 Dodge Avenger being driven on Aviation Road in Queensbury early Wednesday morning with a flat tire and front end damage.
Smith pulled the vehicle over in the Aviation Mall’s parking lot, and the driver, Michael P. Sharp, allegedly fled the vehicle and ran into a wooded area, police said.
Following a brief chase, Sharp, 28, fought with officers and was taken into custody.
He was determined to be intoxicated, police said, and the subsequent investigation determined the vehicle had been stolen from a Ticonderoga residence earlier that evening.
Sharp was arrested at 2:20 a.m. and charged with criminal possession of stolen property in the 4th degree, a class E felony, driving while intoxicated and 1st degree aggravated unlicensed operation.
According to police, Sharp is currently on parole for an assault conviction. He has a prior DWI conviction from 2015, has an interlock device requirement and has a revoked driver’s license.
Sharp was also charged with misdemeanor resisting arrest, obstruction of governmental administration and operating a vehicle without an interlock device. He was also ticketed for leaving the scene of a property damage accident.
A passenger also faces charges: Artemus E.G. Teriele, 27, was charged with 4th degree felony criminal possession of stolen property and misdemeanor obstruction of governmental administration.
Both suspects were held pending arraignment Wednesday in Queensbury Town Court.
Sharp was remanded to the Warren County Jail in lieu of $1,500 cash bail or $3,000 bond.
Teriele’s bail was set at $1,000 cash or $2,000 bond.
A preliminary hearing for both suspects has been set for Friday, according to the Queensbury Town Court.