Man sentenced to four years prison
JOHNSTOWN — A Gloversville man wanted last year on five warrants was sentenced May 3 in Fulton County Court to four years in state prison.
Jimmy C. Murray Jr., 27, of Park Street, was sentenced by County Court Judge Polly A. Hoye as a second felony offender. He also received a six-month driver’s license suspension.
The sentence was imposed based on Murray’s March 11 guilty plea before Hoye to counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, and resisting arrest, as part of a plea arrangement.
Murray was arrested Dec. 20. He was taken into custody by Gloversville police in conjunction with state police and the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department on five active warrants following a brief pursuit.
The defendant was taken into custody on three active arrest warrants out of Gloversville City Court for resisting arrest, fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle and unlawful possession of marijuana and two active bench warrants out of the Fulton County sheriff’s office.
Murray was additionally charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, and misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest and reckless driving after allegedly attempting to flee police, according to a police press release.
The Gloversville Police Department conducted an operation in an attempt to locate Murray on the five active arrest warrants.
During the operation, police observed Murray entering a vehicle. Patrol units attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle Murray was operating, but police say he failed to comply with the lawful stop and a short vehicle pursuit commenced. Officers terminated the chase and began scanning the area where the vehicle was last observed. After a short time, officers spotted the unoccupied vehicle parked, but running.
Police began searching for Murray, who was located on foot on Chestnut Street in Gloversville. Officers made contact with Murray, advising him that he was under arrest when he allegedly fled, still on foot. A brief foot pursuit took place before he was apprehended on Cedar Street. Police then conducted a search on Murray, locating in his possession cocaine packaged for sale.
Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.