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Man failed to pay for fuel, police say

October 5, 2013
The Leader Herald

AMSTERDAM - City police said a Galway man was arrested after driving away from the a gas station without paying for fuel.

Devon L. Gayes, 22, of 2138 Galway Road, was charged Thursday with petit larceny, second-degree reckless endangerment and reckless driving.

According to police, Gayes pumped $50.14 worth of gasoline Thursday afternoon at the Stewart's Shop on Market Street before attempting to flee without paying. Police said an employee attempted to stop Gayes by trying to open the driver's side door of the vehicle. Police said Gayes did not stop but accelerated in reverse, causing the employee to fall to the pavement.

Gayes then drove out to Bunn Street, police said, heading west. Police said a detective saw Gayes run a red light, and attempted to stop him. Gayes fled, according to police, but was finally stopped on James Street.

Gayes was held for arraignment in City Court.

The Stewart's employee was treated at the scene then transported to St. Mary's Hospital for treatment of injuries to his head, an arm and knees. The condition of the victim was not known, police said, but his injuries did not appear to be life threatening.



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