According to Oneida County Sheriff Robert M. Maciol, On March 11, 2022, at approximately 3:40 PM, members of the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Unit located and arrested Anthony Oates, age 19 of Utica, at his residence on Scott Street in the city of Utica.

At the time of arrest, Oates was wanted on an outstanding Oneida County Court Warrant for the charges of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the second degree - loaded firearm, Criminal Possession Of A Firearm, Reckless Endangerment in the second degree, and attempted Criminal Possession of a weapon in the second degree - loaded firearm. As an Investigator was escorting Oates to a vehicle, Oates pulled away from the Investigator and fled on foot.

A foot pursuit ensued through the backyards of Scott St., Faxton St., Jewett Pl, and Clinton Pl. and then back to Scott St., where he was subsequently captured. Oates was evaluated on scene and transported to a local Hospital for complaints of chest and side pain. Oates was treated and released by hospital staff before being lodged at the Oneida County Correctional Facility. Oates will be arraigned on the Warrant in the near future and more charges will follow.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by members of the Utica Police Department, Utica Fire Department, Oneida County Sheriff's Office Road Patrol, and Kunkel Ambulance.