BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Erie County Sheriff's Office announced an arrest has been made following an attempt to locate a suspect who allegedly threw a gas grenade at a patrol vehicle.
According to the sheriff's office around 6:15 p.m. on January 24 a deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop along Route 438 on the Seneca Nation of Indians’ Cattaraugus Territories. The suspect refused to pull over and allegedly tossed a non-lethal chemical grenade at the patrol vehicle.
Officials say powder residue from the gas grenade entered the cabin of the patrol vehicle and caused a reaction, the pursuit was terminated. The vehicle was last observed traveling west on Route 438.
On January 28, 40-year-old David Coffey of Marble, North Carolina was taken into custody and charged with:
- Reckless endangerment, a class-D felony;
- Unlawful fleeing from police, a class-A misdemeanor;
- Obstruction of governmental administration, a class-A misdemeanor;
- Resisting arrest, a class-A misdemeanor;
- Unlawful possession of a noxious matter, a class-B misdemeanor.
23-year-old Abigail Klink was also taken into custody for multiple out-of-area warrants.
Coffey is remanded without bail and Klink is awaiting extradition for the outstanding warrants.
The deputy was transported to an area hospital and later released.