Monticello police arrested Ronald Livingston a.k.a. “STICKS” age 31 of Monticello on Sunday 7/21/13. Livingston was charged with the following:
Felonies for reckless endangerment in the 1st degree and criminal mischief in the 2nd degree. Misdemeanors for fleeing a police officer in the 3rd degree, resisting arrest, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the 2nd degree and reckless driving. He was also charged with unlawful possession of marihuana and issued 26 tickets for various vehicle and traffic violations. Livingston was also wanted NYS parole on an arrest warrant for violation of parole and by Monticello police on arrest warrant for assault in the 3rd degree.
At 8:10 pm Sunday Monticello police officer Eric Youmans was on patrol on Broadway in the village of Monticello when he observed Livingston operating a white 2000 Toyota Camry. Officer Youmans was aware that Livingston was wanted by NYS parole on a parole violation warrant and also by Monticello police on arrest warrant for assault in the 3rd degree for assaulting a 33 year-old Monticello woman on 6/20/13. Officer Youmans then attempted to stop Livingston but Livingston sped off at a high rate speed turning onto Park Ave. Livingston then fled Monticello officers who pursued him with emergency lights and siren on streets along the south side of the village of Monticello. Livingston drove at high rates of speed in an extremely reckless manner, running through multiple signs with a total disregard for other motorists and pedestrians. Livingston eventually drove into the parking lot of the Rutherford school and aggressively slammed on his brakes causing his vehicle to collide with officer Youmans patrol vehicle. Monticello officers were finally able to box in Livingston’s vehicle to a stop and he was taken into custody. Livingston was arraigned before acting village of Monticello justice Martin Miller and remanded to the Sullivan county jail without bail pending further court action.
Officer Youmans was not injured but his patrol vehicle was heavily damaged in the collision. Livingston is currently on parole in NYS for a prior felony drug conviction and was also operating the vehicle with a suspended driver license. Livingston was also in possession of marihuana when he was arrested.
(YWN Catskills Newsroom)