Homer Man Sentenced For December 2012 High Speed Chase
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Homer Man Sentenced For December 2012 High Speed Chase
A Homer will spend up to 3 years in state prison after he led Police on a car chase through Homer and Cortland in December of 2012.
25 year old Matthew Perry of 5557 Route 41, Homer appeared in County Court Tuesday for sentencing.
In December of 2012, Perry led multiple police agencies on a chase through Homer and Cortland after he fled during a traffic stop in the city of Cortland.
Police eventually used spikes to flatten his tires; he was taken into custody on Albany Street in Homer. Perry was found in possession of drug meth.
During the chase Perry tossed a stolen handgun out the window of his truck, the gun was found near Suggett Park in Cortland. The pursuit also resulted in damage to a State Police car and a County Sheriff’s Patrol Cart, no officers or residents were injured during the chase.
Perry was indicted by a County Grand Jury on 14 counts, including two felony counts of attempted aggravated assault on a police officer, criminal possession of a weapon, criminal mischief, , unlawful fleeing a police officer, possession of a controlled substance, and driving under the influence of drugs.
Back in October Perry pled guilty to a single felony count of attempted criminal mischief and a misdemeanor charge of reckless endangerment.
County Prosecutors recommended Perry be sentenced to 1 ½ to 3 years in State prison, which County Judge Williams Ames approved, Perry faced 2 to 4 years on the charges.
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