Kendall man charged with attempted murder of state trooper

Staff Reports Posted 4 September 2013 at 12:00 am


YATES – A Kendall resident has been charged with second-degree attempted murder of a state trooper following a traffic stop on Tuesday night, state police reported.

Carlos J. Botello, 42, of Kendall, was stopped by Trooper Dan Metz. Botello allegedly attempted to back over the trooper. Metz avoided being struck, but Borello smashed into a state police vehicle.

Botello then fled the scene by vehicle. Metz pursued the suspect until Botello entered into a farmer’s field and became disabled, police reported.

Metz took Botello into custody without further incident and transported him to the State Police barracks in Albion. Orleans County District Attorney Joseph Cardone was consulted and recommended charging Botello with attempted murder 2nd.

Botello was arraigned in the Town of Yates Court and remanded to the Orleans County Jail on $250,000 bail.

The incident began at approximately 8:20 p.m., when Metz was dispatched to a suspicious vehicle/erratic operator on Route 18 in the town of Yates. Metz located the vehicle and attempted to effect a traffic stop.

Botello did not stop immediately and a brief pursuit ensued. The vehicle eventually pulled over and Metz cautiously approached the vehicle. The operator looked back at Metz, put the vehicle in reverse and accelerated directly at him, state police reported.

The Daily News of Batavia is reporting that Botello 19 years ago fired six shots into the home of a sheriff’s deputy. Botello has spent three terms in state prison, and is currently on post-release supervision.

Botello faces several charges in addition to attempted murder. Police charged him with two counts of driving while intoxicated, aggravated unlicensed operation, failure to keep right and unlawful fleeing from a police officer.