BLUE MT. LAKE — A Kentucky man has been charged with attempted murder after attacking a woman in Blue Mountain Lake.
Eugenia Thompson called Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office at 6:16 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9, to report she was attacked and her life threatened by Thomas P. Ellison, 60, Louisville, Ky. following an altercation.
She said Ellison threatened her with a flare gun, poured alcohol on her and attempted to set her on fire before leaving in a black Mazda Protégé with a Texas plate.
Ellison was located at a rest stop on State Route 28 north of Blue Mt. Lake. Sergeant Kevin Braunius charged him with attempted murder second degree and menacing second degree.
Ellison was arraigned in Indian Lake Town Court, where he was remanded to Hamilton County Jail without bail. He is scheduled to reappear in court Sept. 14 at 6 p.m.
After being booked at the jail Ellison told Braunius he had taken “a bunch” of pills, according to Sheriff Karl Abrams. Speculator Volunteer Ambulance Corps took Ellison to Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville, where he was in the intensive care unit until being discharged Friday.
Ellison was on suicide watch at the jail from Friday until Braunius took him to Central New York Psychiatric Center in Marcy Monday for an evaluation.
Deputy Corey Hutchins and New York State Police assisted in finding Ellison and making the arrest.