Homeless man accused of felony rape arrested after fleeing from traffic stop
COHOES, N.Y. – Police say a man who was wanted on a felony rape charge has been arrested after he fled from a traffic stop.
According to Waterford Police, on Friday around 10:10 a.m., an officer saw a vehicle commit several traffic violations while in the area of Saratoga Avenue and Clifton Street.
While attempting to stop the vehicle on the Cohoes side of the Waterford-Cohoes bridge, the driver allegedly jumped from the vehicle and ran on foot down a steep embankment and into the Mohawk River. Police say he then ran along the river bank.
A Cohoes Police K-9 unit was notified and shortly after, the man was in custody.
The man, identified as Carl Rasi Goodson, 22, had a suspended license, 11 suspensions on 10 different dates. Police also say they determined he was wanted by the Oneida City Police Department for Felony Rape. Police say Goodson is homeless.
Goodson was charged with felony Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the first, Failed to Notify DMV Address Change, Speed Not Reasonable and Prudent, Failed to Yield Right of Way, and Improper Passing.
Goodson was arraigned and his bail has been set at $5,000. He was remanded to the Saratoga County Jail in lieu of bail or bond.
Oneida City Police lodged their warrant against Goodson for felony rape.