Man who fought with State Police sentenced to prison

From Columbia County D.A.'s Office:

On April 25, 2019, Honorable Jonathan D. Nichols sentenced Michael Worley to five and one-half (5 1/2) years with the New York State Department of Corrections upon his conviction of Assault in the 2nd Degree and one (1) year for each Count upon his conviction of two (2) counts of Obstructing Governmental Administration in the 2nd Degree; Criminal Impersonation in the 2nd Degree; and Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree, concurrent. The New York State Police investigated this matter and arrested Michael Worley. The Public Defender represents Michael Worley. (Indictment No. 19-004) 

original press release:

Bronx man arrested following traffic stop in Claverack


Major Richard L. Mazzone

Troop K Commander


Claverack, New York – On February 1, 2019, the New York State Police from the Livingston barracks arrested Michael Worley, age 25, of Bronx, NY, for Assault in the 2nd degree, a class D felony, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Mischief in the 4th degree, Criminal Impersonation in the 2nd degree, and Obstruction of Governmental Administration, all class A misdemeanors.

On February 1, 2019, at approximately 12:10 a.m., Troopers conducted a vehicle and traffic stop on a BMW traveling on State Route 9H in the town of Claverack. During interview of the occupants it was discovered the front and rear plates did not match, and the registration listed a third license plate number. Further investigation found Worley provided a false name to avoid association with an active arrest warrant. While being processed at SP Livingston Worley became combative striking and biting Troopers.

Michael Worley was arraigned before the town of Claverack Court, and remanded to the Columbia County Jail without bail. He is scheduled to reappear before the Court on February 19, 2019, at 6:30 p.m.

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