LaFargeville man leads police on high-speed pursuit

Video shot by a passerby shortly after the crash off State Route 342
Video shot by a passerby shortly after the crash off State Route 342(WWNY)
Published: May. 30, 2023 at 12:00 PM EDT
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LERAY, New York (WWNY) - A LaFargeville man is accused of burglary at the town of LeRay Walmart and leading police on a pursuit at speeds higher than 100 mph.

State police say they were called to Walmart Friday afternoon on a burglary/larceny complaint. They tried to pull over 41-year-old Anthony Gallo’s 2007 Toyota Yaris, but the vehicle sped off.

Troopers stopped pursuing Gallo when speeds reached more than 100 mph. His vehicle was located a short time later off the road on State Route 342, where it had crashed through two signs and into a concrete barrier.

Video submitted to 7 News by a passerby shows the crash scene. It appears that the man on the ground is being taken into police custody.

Gallo suffered shoulder pain and was taken to Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown for treatment.

He was charged with third-degree burglary, unlawful fleeing a police officer, and driving while ability impaired by drugs.

Gallo was arraigned in centralized arraignment court and jailed without bail.

He will appear in LeRay town court on Wednesday.