22 July 2019

 Major Robert E. Patnaude
 Troop G Commander

July 22, 2019
    State Police at Mayfield arrested a man and woman from Northville for multiple charges following a traffic stop Sunday evening on County Route 123 in the Town of Mayfield, Fulton County.   Jason G. Buyce, 40, was driving when he was stopped by Troopers for a lighting violation.  He was asked to exit the vehicle to perform field sobriety tests, and immediately shoved the Trooper and attempted to flee on foot.  The Trooper caught him and a struggle ensued, with Buyce physically resisting and attempting to remove the Trooper’s pistol from his holster during the struggle.    A passenger in the vehicle, Shelley B. Gallup, 33, exited the vehicle and physically intervened to prevent the arrest of Buyce.  Gallup ignored verbal commands to remove herself from the area, and pulled on Buyce to get him away from the Trooper.   Buyce managed to get away from the Trooper and ran back to his vehicle with Gallup. Gallup, who is now behind the wheel, drove from the scene while the Trooper was attempting to remove Buyce from the vehicle to take him into custody.  Gallup ignored the Trooper’s orders to stop the vehicle, causing the Trooper to be dragged a short distance before freeing himself.  Responding patrols located Gallup driving on County Route 152 in the Town of Northampton, where she was stopped and taken into custody.  Buyce was no longer in the vehicle with her.    Three young children who were in the vehicle with Buyce and Gallup during the incident were unharmed.   Gallup was charged with Reckless Endangerment 1st, three (3) counts of Endangering the Welfare of a child, Resisting arrest, Obstructing Governmental Administration 2nd, Criminal Mischief 4th, and Harassment 2nd.  She was arraigned and committed to the Fulton County Jail in lieu of $20,000 cash or $40,000 secured bond.   Buyce was located at a residence on County Route 123 Monday morning.   He was charged with Attempted Assault 2nd, Attempted Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd, three (3) counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Impersonation 2nd, Petit Larceny, as well as vehicle and traffic charges.   The Criminal Impersonation charge stems from Buyce providing a false name to the Trooper conducting the initial traffic stop. He was arraigned and committed to the Fulton County Jail without bail.    
State Police were assisted by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office during the investigation and Child Protective Services were notified of the incident and arrests.  The Trooper involved received minor injuries for which he was treated by medical personnel and released.

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