NYSP: Domestic incident leads to Rome man forcing trooper off the roadway with log skidder

ROME, NY — On Feb. 20, 2019, at 2:51 p.m., State Police was dispatched to a domestic dispute between a father and son at 7189 Cemetery Road in the city of Rome.

While en route to the residence, troopers were advised that the suspect, identified as Charles D. Anken III, was pursuing his father who is in his pickup truck, with a log skidder.  Troopers observed both vehicles northbound on Pennystreet Road, and were forced off the roadway by the log skidder.  A slow speed pursuit ensued traveling northbound on Pennystreet Road, on to State Route 46, then on to Gifford Hill and Camroden Road. Anken then travels off roadway through open fields adjacent to his residence and abandons the skidder in the woods. A member of the New York State Police Special Operations Response Team (S.O.R.T) along with his K9 “DIFF” located Anken and took him into custody without any further incident.

Charles David Anken III, age 43, was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment (a class “D” felony), DWI, and several Vehicle and Traffic Violations.

He was transported to the Oneida County Jail pending centralized arraignment.

State Police was assisted at the scene by the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office and the NYS Environmental Conservation Police.

New York State Police news release Feb. 20, 2019