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Marlboro man charged in failure to comply

Published: 5/6/2016

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Captain John Watterson, (845) 486-3860    

The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Richard Whitted, age 45 of Marlboro NY, at approximately 8:30 pm on 5/5/16 in connection with a traffic stop and failure to comply on Route 9 in the Town of Hyde Park.
On the above date and time Deputies stopped a vehicle for traffic violations on Route 9 in Hyde Park, at which time the operator fled the stop in the vehicle and then on foot. The operator was apprehended a short time later, identified as Mr. Whitted, and found to allegedly be in possession of cocaine. At this time Mr. Whitted has been charged with the following:

  • Criminal possession of a controlled substance 5th degree – felony

  • Unlawfully fleeing a police officer 3rd degree – misdemeanor

  • Aggravated unlicensed operation – misdemeanor

  • Operation without required interlock device – misdemeanor

  • Unlawful possession of marihuana – violation

  • Various traffic infractions

After being processed Mr. Whitted was arraigned before the Town of Hyde Park Court, and was remanded to the Dutchess County Jail with no bail. As with any criminal case, the charges described above are merely accusations and Mr. Whitted is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.