Potsdam man accused of unlawful surveillance

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WESTVILLE — A Malone man faces additional charges after a police pursuit in northern Franklin County led to his arrest in December.

Anthony Walker, 35, of Malone, was charged by state police Wednesday with criminal possession of a controlled substance, stemming from his arrest on Dec. 8 in Westville.

Walker was remanded to Franklin County jail without bail and is set to appear in Westville Town Court at a later date.

At the time of his arrest, Walker was found to be in possession of a quantity of unknown pills that were later determined to be hallucinogenic, according to state police.

Walker was initially charged with unlawfully fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle, resisting arrest, reckless driving and aggravated unlicensed operation.

According to state police, a trooper observed Walker’s vehicle traveling south on Route 37 on Dec. 8 in Fort Covington, at about 8:55 p.m., at which point Walker’s vehicle was traveling 95 mph in a 55 mph zone.

Troopers proceeded to initiate a traffic stop, but Walker’s vehicle failed to pull over and continued in a reckless manner into Westville, at which point Walker turned onto County Route 20, exited the roadway, went through a yard and re-entered the road, continuing eastbound on County Route 20 at a high rate of speed.

Walker’s vehicle went on to turn into the Franklin County landfill, making a left turn into a field, before coming to the landfill’s gate and ending up in a ditch. Walker then fled on foot and was apprehended by law enforcement officers after a brief struggle.

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