Friday, April 15, 2016
Bloomingburg resident Vincent Ryan, Jr. of Bloomingburg was convicted following a four-day trial in Sullivan County Court of the crimes of attempted murder, assault, criminal mischief, and aggravated criminal contempt, all as felonies.
It was alleged that on May 28, 2015, Ryan attempted to kill his mother by intentionally driving his pickup truck into his mother's home in Bloomingburg while she was inside.
Ryan told investigators with the State Police that he began driving his vehicle through the Village of Bloomingburg with the intent to kill members of the Hasidic Jewish faith in order to facilitate an investigation into claims that his mother previously stole money from him.
While in Bloomingburg, he decided to directly target his mother instead. He gunned the truck toward the home, crashed through the exterior wall into the basement living room pinning her underneath the vehicle. His mother suffered serious physical injury including lacerations to her head, a fractured sternum, and a compound fracture of her leg. She was airlifted to Westchester Medical Center for life saving treatment.
Ryan faces up to 25 years in state prison when sentenced in July.
District Attorney James Farrell said this was not the first time Ryan was convicted of driving his vehicle into his mother's house. Two y ears earlier he pled guilty to criminal mischief stemming from a December 2012 incident where he crashed into the same house. No one was at home at the time. He was given probation for that offense.
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