ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Update: The U.S. Marshals New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force announced on Saturday the arrest of 31-year-old Charles Donte Terrell Holley, of Rochester, after a crash at the intersection of Genesee and Sawyer Street Friday night. Officials say Holley allegedly discarded a handgun as authorities were taking him into custody and a bulletproof vest was also recovered from the scene.
The Task Force says Holley was wanted on a parole violation warrant issued by New York State DOCCS from a 2015 Robbery 2nd conviction, where he and others stole property from Home Depot and assaulted a security officer who attempted to stop them.
Holley will face additional local charges for a felon in possession of a weapon from last nights arrest.
“I am grateful for the tenacity that our deputies and the other members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force display each day, putting their lives at risk in the name of taking violent criminals off our streets,” Monroe County Sheriff Baxter said. “Last night’s apprehension of this wanted felon, armed with a gun, is yet another example of the dangerous police work our men and women do every day to keep our community safe.”
Many local agencies are involved with the U.S. Marshals NYNJRFTF including the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.
Original on July 2, 2021: A police chase in Rochester Friday evening ended with a crash, sending a suspect and three others to the hospital.
According to the U.S. Marshals Service, a USMS task force was in the area looking for a man in his early 30s who was wanted on a New York State parole violation warrant. They say they spotted him driving and tried to pull him over when he sped off.
When police gave chase, they say the suspect crashed into a number of other cars along Genesee Street, eventually crashing one final time at the intersection of Genesee and Sawyer Streets.
That’s when investigators say the suspect attempted to flee on foot. He was caught after what they called a “very short pursuit.”
According to the USMS, a female passenger in the suspect’s car was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. Two people from the other vehicles involved were also hospitalized with unspecified injuries. The suspect was taken to the hospital for observation.
Police say a weapon was found at the scene.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.