LITTLE FALLS — A Little Falls man was arrested in the town of Manheim Friday evening following an incident during a vehicle stop in Little Falls.
Kyle Edick, 23, of Little Falls, was being treated for a gunshot wound to the elbow as a result and charges against him were pending.
The New York State Police in East Herkimer said the incident began at 3:45 p.m. Friday when two state police investigators attempted to stop a 2002 grey Honda Odyssey on East Gansevoort Street at the intersection with North Ann Street. At the time of the stop, the driver, Edick, reportedly accelerated his vehicle in reverse, striking a state police vehicle and causing minor injury to one of the investigators. Police say Edick then accelerated the van forward toward the second investigator, who discharged two rounds at Edick’s van. Edick then fled the area.
The injured investigator was treated at the scene by emergency medical services.
At approximately 7:55 p.m., the New York State Police, with the assistance of Little Falls and Dolgeville police, located Edick in Manheim and took him into custody without further incident.
The investigation is continuing and state police have not said why they were attempting to stop Edick’s van.
This is not the first time Edick has been arrested. In 2008, as a 17-year-old, he was arrested on burglary charges. In 2009, he was charged with first-degree assault in an incident in which he reportedly poured gasoline on the clothing of another male and set him on fire. In 2011, he was arrested on a charge of unlawful possession of marijuana. Earlier this year, he faced multiple charges including first-degree reckless endangerment after he allegedly led police on a high-speed chase through Montgomery and Herkimer counties. He was reportedly on parole at that time.