Troopers: Binghamton man ran a car off thruway, attempted to kill the passenger

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(WSYR-TV) — A Binghamton man is facing multiple felonies, including attempted murder, after State Police say he ran a car off the road on the thruway in Madison County around 11 a.m. on Saturday and attempted to kill a passenger in it.

State Police thruway patrol saw a car that was dispatched as a ‘Be on the Lookout’ (BOLO). They attempted to pull the car over but the driver, Tyron Hooks-Harris, 33, sped off.

Troopers say Hooks-Harris intentionally hit an SUV causing both cars to spin out onto the shoulder. Hooks-Harris then got out of his car, opened the SUV’s rear passenger door and starting slashing the passenger, Errington Renaud Jr., with a knife.

Troopers were able to take Hooks-Harris into custody at gunpoint.

Both Renaud Jr. and the driver of the SUV were taken to Oneida Healthcare where they were treated and released.

Hooks-Harris was arraigned and remanded to the Madison County Jail without bail on the following charges:

  • 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

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