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Woman charged with robbery, weapons possession after state trooper shot over the weekend

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A 30-year-old woman, Alicia G. Eriole from Schenectady, has been arraigned on charges of robbery and criminal possession of a weapon following a violent traffic stop incident that resulted in a state trooper being shot.


Eriole was driving at over 100 mph on Interstate 88 when Trooper Richard Albert pulled over her SUV. Nelson Troche, Eriole’s passenger, allegedly shot Albert in the arm and shoulder before fleeing the scene.

Troche later died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a nearby wooded area, according to state police.

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The robbery charges against Eriole stem from her and Troche’s alleged attempted theft of a pickup truck immediately following the shooting.

The pickup had been hit and disabled by a tractor-trailer whose driver had attempted to block the suspects’ escape. Eriole surrendered to police as Troche fled into the woods, and Albert was later released from Ellis Hospital after treatment.

Eriole was arraigned on robbery charges Saturday and then on a weapons possession charge on Sunday, with bail set at $100,000 cash or a $500,000 bond.