Major R. Christopher West
Troop G Commander
On February 8, 2021, State Police in Saratoga arrested 43-year-old Wayne Rice of Johnsville, for Criminal Contempt in the 2nd degree, Fleeing an Officer in a Motor Vehicle in the 3rd degree, Obstruction of Governmental Administration 2nd degree, and Resisting Arrest, all class A misdemeanors.
State Police responded to a Schuylerville residence early Monday evening after it was reported that Rice had shown up to the home in violation of an order of protection. While Troopers were conducting their investigation, Rice entered the passenger side of his vehicle and refuse commands to exit. He then jumped into the driver’s seat and fled the scene. A brief vehicle pursuit was initiated, and Rice was taken into to custody after coming to a stop a short time later.
Rice was transported to SP Saratoga for processing before being turned over to Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office on a Parole Warrant. He is due in Saratoga Town Court on March 16, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.