Saturday, June 21, 2014

Armed dad accused of fleeing police with infant in car (Albany, New York)

Dad is identified as GARY PARKER.

Albany man accused of fleeing police with infant in the car

Created: 06/21/2014 12:34 PM

By: Cadence Acquaviva

An Albany man is facing a number charges after police say he ran from officers with his infant child in the car following a domestic dispute Friday night.

Police say they were called to the 200 block of South Allen Street just after 9:00pm for reports of a man with a gun. When they arrived, police say the mother of the child told them that the father, 55-year-old Gary Parker, left in a car with both a handgun and the child.

Officers say they were able to locate Parker quickly when they spotted his vehicle on Bertha Street. Parker refused to stop and led police on a brief chase that ended on the 200 block of South Allen Street, according to police.

Police say Parker made several comments that created concern for the well-being of the child. Parker was arrested and charged with menacing, endangering the welfare of a child, reckless endangerment, unlawful fleeing and resisting arrest. He was arraigned Saturday morning in Albany City Court.