Ford appears in county court

NORWICH – A Norwich man charged with the attempted murder of a police officer made his first appearance in county court Friday after being transported by Chenango County Sheriff’s deputies from University Hospital in Syracuse, where he’d been recovering from a gunshot wound that ended a late-August shootout in the Town of Pitcher.

Patrick W. Ford II, 41, was formally charged with one count of first degree attempted murder of a police officer – a class A-1 felony – on Thursday, accused of repeatedly firing a Glock 40. caliber pistol at Sheriff’s deputies, a number of civilians, and a New York State Trooper, all in the presence of his nine-year-old son.

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