Man with ax in roof of car pleads guilty to multiple charges

WARSAW, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - A Wyoming County man arrested multiple times in July, including driving high on drugs in a car with an ax impaled in the roof, pleaded guilty to five charges Thursday.

Jared Price, 21, pleaded guilty to felony second-degree criminal mischief, felony third-degree burglary, misdemeanor criminal contempt of court, and misdemeanor charges of driving while impaired by drugs and driving while impaired by a combination of drugs and alcohol.

On July 24, deputies were called to a report of a “suspicious vehicle” on Youngers Road in Wethersfield. Deputies found Price driving a car with no doors, no windshield, and an ax stuck in the roof. Price was igh on drugs and alcohol at the time. He was bailed out of jail.

Four days later, on July 28, police were called to a house after a report that Price had again violated an order of protection. He was arrested and taken into custody, and charged with burglary, criminal contempt of court, and petit larceny. 

Minutes later Price kicked the window out of a patrol car and tried to flee. 

On Thursday, a new order of protection was issued against Price. He also agreed to pay restitution of $3,444.35 damage to Wyoming County.

Price faces a maximum 4 2/3 to 14 years in prison. He also agreed to pay restitution of $3,444.35 damage to Wyoming County. The judge issued a new order of protection against Price.

He is due back in court on Nov. 22 for an from the pre-trial release program. Final sentencingis scheduled for Jan. 18.


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