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Officers say Genesee County man threw gasoline on them, while in custody for robbing store and car

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Posted at 3:31 AM, Dec 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-18 03:31:26-05

GATES, N.Y. (WKBW) — A Genesee County man is facing several charges from multiple police agencies, including allegedly throwing gasoline on deputies while he was under arrest.

Police officers in the Town of Gates in Monroe County say 31-year-old Elon Seeger of Bergen stole a car from a someone in his family just before 7 o'clock Sunday night.

In addition, officers say Seeger drove his car at Genesee County Deputies while he was fleeing the scene.

Authorities say Seeger then robbed a Kwik Fill Station on Buffalo Road in the Town of North Chili, shortly after stealing the car.

Shortly before midnight Monday, Monroe County Sheriff's Deputies say they spotted Seeger in the Town of Scottsville, but he was able to elude them while driving.

Seeger then allegedly robbed a Speedway on Chili Avenue in the Town of Chili shortly after 5 o'clock Monday morning.

The suspect was later found by officers in the parking lot of a Big Lots on Buffalo Road in the Town of Gates just before 5:30 a.m., after running out of gas in the same car.

While Seeger was walking back to the car, officers saw him with a plastic gallon bottle, then began throwing gasoline at police while they attempted to take him into custody.

Authorities then arrested Seeger after what they say was a violent struggle, resulting in one police officer receiving cuts and bruises to his forehead.

Police say has previously spent time in prison, and is facing two counts of robbery the Monroe County Sheriff's Office; and the following charges from Gates Police:

  • Assault in the Second Degree
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Criminal Possession of stolen Property in the Fourth Degree

7 Eyewitness News has reached out to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office for more information, but we have yet to hear back.