Binghamton Man Facing Attempted Murder Charge Following Police Chase
State Police have arrested a Binghamton man following a chase on the New York State Thruway.
According to officials, a Trooper on patrol observed a vehicle traveling west, which had been reported as a "BOLO," or 'Be On The Lookout For,' earlier in the day. That BOLO was issued for the operator being possibly suicidal.
Troopers attempted to pull the vehicle over, but the operator refused and a chase ensued. State Police say, the vehicle was swerving in and out of the driving and passing lane, then intentionally struck another vehicle traveling eastbound.
When both vehicles came to rest, the operator of the first vehicle exited his car and ran over to a passenger in the other and began allegedly slashing him with a knife. The victim was identified as Errington Renaud Jr.
The operator of the initial vehicle and alleged knife wielder was identified as 33-year-old Tyron Hooks-Harris of Binghamton. After allegedly slashing the passenger of the other vehicle, Hooks-Harris obeyed commands from New York State Police and was taken into custody at gunpoint, without further incident.
Hooks-Harris is facing the following charges, according to New York State Police.
- Attempted Murder 2nd degree, a class “A” felony
- Assault 2nd degree, a class “D” felony
- Reckless Endangerment 1st degree, a class “D” felony
- Criminal Mischief 2nd degree, a class “D” felony
- Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd degree, a class “D” felony
- Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th degree, a class “E” felony
- Fleeing a Police Officer 3rd degree, a class “A” misdemeanor
- DWAI Drugs, an unclassified misdemeanor
- Reckless Driving, an unclassified misdemeanor
Hooks-Harris was arraigned and sent to the Madison County Jail without bail.