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Claremont Teenager Indicted on Felony Reckless Conduct Charge

A Claremont teenager accused of hitting two separate homes with his car in December and March has been indicted by a grand jury. According to court documents, on Wednesday in Sullivan County Superior Court, 19-year old Louis Gratacos III was indicted on a felony charge of reckless conduct with a deadly weapon and is facing additional charges including disobeying an officer, conduct after an accident, and possession of controlled narcotic drugs, which in this case, was marijuana.

On December 28th, he led police on a high speed chase and wound up hitting a home on Maple Avenue, injuring his passenger. Earlier this month on March 22nd, he led police on yet another chase and hit a 30-foot trailer next to a home on Citizen Street with a passenger in the car, who was not injured.

Gratacos is currently held at the Sullivan County House of Corrections in Unity on $100,000 bail awaiting a future hearing.

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