Man charged with 7 felonies, accused of car chase that sent officers to hospital


A man is accused of leading police on a chase through Howland and Warren. At times speeds reached closed to 100 miles per hour. 27 First News Reporter Nadine Grimley talked to the suspect’s mother just after her son was arraigned. Appearing in Warren Municipal Court by video. 31-year-old Maurice Cox was arraigned on multiple felony charges. Including failure to comply and felonious assault. All in connection to Wednesday’s Police chase. ALESIA CODE/COX’S MOTHER: “HE WAS WRONG, HE WAS BUT HE’S HUMAN ALSO HE MADE A MISTAKE A GREAT MISTAGE A TERRIBLE MUSTAKE AND I’M SO GLAD NO ONE WAS KILLED OR HURT.” Cox is accused of taking off when a Howland Officer tried pulling him over for not having a rear license plate and ramming into two Howland Police Cruisers. OFFICER: “HE HIT ME, HIT ME, HIT ME.” The chase went into Warren. A police Report says Cox reached speeds of 90-100 miles per hour. Before he crashed into a field near Haliday Street and took off running. OFFICER: “TASER’S DEPLOYED. START ME A SQUAD FOR OFFICER.” A Warren Officer broke his ankle chasing after Cox. One from Howland was also taken to the hospital as a precaution. Cox was apprehended but treated for breathing issues — before he was taken to the county jail where he’ll remain for at least 23 more days, after a judge imposed a sentence for failing to pay fines and costs in a different case. JUDGE THOMAS GYSEGEM/WARRE N MUNICIPAL COURT: “YOU MISSED YOUR FINES AND COST HEARING DATE, ONCE YOU MISS YOUR FINES AND COST HEARING DATE THAT’S IT.” NADINE GRIMLEY/WKBN 27 FIRST NEWS – WARREN :’A PRELIMINARY HEARING WILL BE SET WITHIN 10 DAYS FOR CHARGES RELATED TO THIS CASE. IN WARREN NADINE GRIMLEY WKBN 27 FIRST NEWS.”

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