Dutchess man apprehended in Ulster following incident in Orange

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KINGSTON – A Red Hook man is under arrest, committed to the Ulster
County Jail on bail following his arrest in a situation that began in
the City of Newburgh.

At about 9:45 p.m. on Friday, September 16, State Police in Montgomery
alerted the Ulster Sheriff’s Office that they were looking for a
driver who fled from troopers in the City of Newburgh.

Apparently, the suspect, later identified as Richard Lutz, 43, of Red
Hook, had resisted arrest, was struck with a Taser, but escaped in the
At about 10:20 p.m., Ulster deputies on patrol in Port Ewen spotted
the vehicle traveling north on Route 9W. They attempted to stop the vehicle,
but the vehicle failed to do so until it ran into a yard and struck some
small trees.

Lutz fled on foot into a wooded area and was located by Town of Ulster
Police K-9 “Castor.”

The suspect continued to fight and resist arrest, but was subdued and
taken into custody.

Lutz was charged by Ulster deputies with reckless endangerment, unlawful
fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, obstructing governmental
administration, resisting arrest, reckless driving and 32 traffic violations.

He was remanded to the Ulster County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail
or $100,000 bond.

Additional charges are expected to be lodged in Orange County.

Deputies were assisted by Ulster and Saugerties Town Police departments
and State Police.