Rochester Man Charged With Biting Corrections Officer
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) The man that led Rochester police on a chase that ended in a crash Saturday has been charged with biting off part of a correction officer’s finger.
The pursuit of 26 year old Matthew Judy began around 9 a.m. Saturday when he fled from his parole officer who was checking on him at his residence in the 60 block of 3rd Avenue SE. He led officers on a chase down Broadway and then to westbound 4th Street. Moments later, he crashed into an SUV at the intersection of 4th Avenue and 4th Street SW.
A woman and her three young children were in the SUV and were treated for minor injuries.
Judy was also hurt and taken to St. Mary’s for treatment. Police say while strapped in a hospital bed, Judy became combative and tried to headbutt and punch a deputy. He also bit the corrections officer’s hand, severing part of a finger.
Judy was arraigned Tuesday on a felony assault charge. Other charges related to the chase are pending.
Judy is a high risk sex offender who was designated a Level 3 offender after he was sent to prison for forcibly sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in 2006. He was released from prison in February and is in the Department of Correction’s intensive supervision program.