Chad W Seegars, 24, of 25 East Jackson Street in New York, NY was arrested on Oct 21 after the BMW 428 he was driving crashed into a stone wall on Byram Shore Road just after 10:00pm.
Greenwich Police investigating the crash learned that multiple subjects had fled the scene, and according to Lt. Kraig Gray, a State Trooper observed the crash and called Greenwich Police after witnessing men running from the scene.
Chad Seegars was located in the area after approximately one hour. When he was observed wearing neither pants nor shoes, he told Greenwich Police that he had been robbed, but that the robber only stole his clothing.
Investigation revealed that Seegars had been driving the BMW involved in the crash, and along with another passengers, had fled.
According to Greenwich Police, Seegars lied about being robbed at gunpoint. “That was when the robbery nonsense started,” Lt. Gray said.
Ultimately Seegars admitted that the car was neither registered nor insured. He also admitted that the didn’t have a driver’s license and had run a stop sign.
Seegars was charged with Operating an Unregistered Vehicle, Evading Responsibility, Failure to Obey Stop Sign, Operating without a License, No Insurance, Interfering with an Officer, and Falsely Reporting an Accident. He was released on a $500 bond and has a court date on Oct. 31, 2016 in Stamford Superior Court.
A second subject in the car that crashed, DeShawn Williams, 32, was still at the scene when police arrived, having suffered an injury, which turned out to be a fractured hip.
According to Lt. Gray, Mr. Williams, of 216 East 122nd Street in New York, NY, who was injured, was later discovered by Greenwich Police attempting to leave the hospital with a fractured hip even after doctors encouraged him to stay.
“Due to his injuries he couldn’t flee and needed surgery,” Gray said, adding that Williams was transferred to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla out of medical necessity determined by the Emergency Room Doctors at Greenwich Hospital.
Mr. Williams turned out to be a Fugitive from Justice, wanted by the Corrections Dept for parole violations in New York City and was wanted by police in Yonkers on Strangulation and Assault charges. According to Lt. Gray, Williams had given his name as Brian Brock, which turned out to be an alias for DeShawn Williams.
Greenwich Police searching the area of the crash also located Kevin Thomas Frost, 22, of 1954 1st Avenue in New York, NY, who they arrested for Interfering with an Officer after lying about his name.
Mr. Frost who was located loitering in the area of the motor vehicle accident. Police said he gave a false name before finally producing his NY State ID and admitting that he had been a passenger int he vehicle that was involved in the accident. He was able to post his $145 bond and assigned a court date of Oct. 31, 2016 in Stamford Superior Court.