Man wanted in relation to crash

GLOVERSVILLE — A high-speed vehicle pursuit crossing two counties involving multiple police agencies and a crash Friday night has culminated in a current search for a wanted suspect driver, who may have been injured.

Law enforcement officials said the chase started in the city of Gloversville and ended in Montgomery County.

Gloversville police Lt. Brad Schaffer, the department’s public information officer, said today the pursuit started at about 7:15 p.m. Friday on South Main Street, but was terminated by Gloversville police on Route 30A.

Witnesses from across the area saw police activity from Gloversville to Fonda.

Montgomery County Sheriff Jeff Smith said today that Harold A. Nelson, 29, is being sought by his agency in connection with an accident after the chase on Route 5 in the town of Mohawk.

He said Gloversville and Johnstown police “lost” Nelson in the pursuit of his vehicle as it was southbound toward Fonda.

Smith said Nelson is only wanted in connection with the Mohawk accident and not the chase.

“He rolled his car a few times,” he said, with the crash ending in the shearing off of a National Grid pole. He said Nelson fled the scene on foot.

Smith said he will not release any more details until after Nelson is in custody.

He did say that Nelson checked himself out of Albany Medical Center on Saturday, but his whereabouts are unknown at this time.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office has put on social media information about the subject they are trying to locate.

Nelson is described as a black male, 6-foot and 180 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Nelson is currently wanted on multiple charges, including possession of narcotics, fleeing police, resisting arrest, and attempted assault.

An arrest warrant has been issued out of Mohawk Town Court for Nelson’s arrest.

Anyone with information on Nelson can contact the nearest police agency or the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at (518) 853-5500; or email anonymously at: sheriff@co.montgomery.ny.us.


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