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Driver of car with ax in roof arrested for the fourth time in 10 days

A young man who gained a small amount of notoriety a week ago when police found him in a car that had no doors, windows or license plates, but did have an ax in its roof, has been arrested again.

In fact, when Jared T. Price, 21 of Java was arrested on Friday, it was his fourth arrest in 10 days, according to the Wyoming County Sheriff's Office.

The most recent charges resulted when residents on Welch Road in Java who had a order of protection against Price reported that he had stolen items from their home at around 1:30 p.m. Friday.

A state trooper apprehended Price a short distance away from the residence and took him into custody. Price then reportedly kicked out the rear door window of the deputy's vehicle in an attempt to escape.

Jared T. Price (Provided by Wyoming County Sheriff's Office)

The escape effort was unsuccessful and Price was charged with burglary in the second degree, criminal contempt and attempted petit larceny.  He was also charged with resisting arrest, criminal mischief  and attempted escape.

He was arraigned in the Town of Warsaw Court and ordered held on $50,000 bail.

Price previously posted bail for his July 18 arrest for criminal contempt in the second degree, also for violating an order of protection. He was arrested two days later and charged with illegally growing and possessing marijuana.

He also made the $10,000 bail that was ordered after his arrest July 24 in the Town of Wethersfield, where he faces a charge of driving while ability impaired by drugs and numerous traffic infractions.

In that case, deputies had received a call about a "suspicious vehicle" -- a mud-spattered the car stripped of its doors and windshield, with an ax still stuck in the roof. When they pulled the car over at the intersection of Younger and Wethersfield roads, they quickly observed that the driver did not appear to be sober, and Price was taken to the sheriff's office, where a drug recognition expert found him to be "impaired by multiple different drug categories," officials said.

 

 

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