Man held in Madison County Jail on multiple felony charges, including attempted murder

On July 20, 2019, at approximately 11 a.m., state police on Thruway patrol observed a 2014 Kia Optima westbound, earlier dispatched as a be-on-the-lookout due to the operator being potentially suicidal.

Troopers attempted to conduct a traffic stop by activating his emergency lights and siren, but the Kia sped off and a pursuit was initiated. Patrols observed the Kia swerve from the passing lane into the driving lane and intentionally striking an eastbound 2017 GMC SUV, causing both vehicles to spin out and exit the roadway into the grass area off the south shoulder of the roadway.

After the vehicles came to rest, the operator of the Kia, later identified as Tyron M Hooks-Harris, exited the Kia and went to the GMC where he opened the rear passenger side door and began slashing the passenger, Errington D. Renaud, Jr., with a knife.

Troopers approached the vehicles and observed the suspect with the knife. Hooks-Harris complied with verbal commands and was taken into custody at gunpoint without further incident.

Occupants of the GMC were transported to Oneida Healthcare Center, where they were treated and released.

Hooks-Harris, 33, of 58 Jackson St., Binghamton, was arrested and charged with the following:

Second-degree attempted murder, a class A felony; second-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree criminal mischief and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, all class D felonies; fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a class E felony; third-degree fleeing a police officer, a class A misdemeanor; and driving while ability impaired by drugs and reckless driving, both unclassified misdemeanors.

Hooks-Harris was arraigned and remanded to the Madison County jail without bail.

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