GREENE – A man who was wanted on felony charges allegedly fought with Broome County Sheriff’s deputies during his arrest and then two hours later, tried to escape from the Greene Police Station, prompting the lone officer on duty to tackle the 6-foot-5, 260-pound man in the parking lot.
Earlier this week, Greene Police Chief Steven J. Dutcher released a statement detailing the incident, which occurred Feb. 1.
The man who allegedly fled from police was John A. Garbade, 28, of Binghamton. He was originally charged with three E class felonies, second degree escape, third degree criminal mischief, fourth degree grand larceny and a violation, second degree harassment, over the incident.
District Attorney Joseph McBride said the case was not presented to the grand jury because the alleged victim involved in the original complaint, Garbade’s mother, did not want to cooperate with a felony level case.
“It’s going back down to local court but the case is still open; the victim in the complaint preferred it. We don’t always do what the victims want in a case, but in this instance we did,” said McBride.