Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - A Rochester man who crashed into an occupied vehicle during a police chase and later bit off part of a correction officer’s finger has been sentenced.

The chase took place in May when 27-year-old Matthew Judy fled from his parole officer who was checking on him at his residence. Judy led officers on a chase that ended when 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.

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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 pleaded guilty in September to an assault charge and was sentenced Monday. He was placed on probation for up to 4 years and ordered to perform 100 hours community work service.

Judy was classified as a high risk sex offender after he was sent to prison for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in 2006. He was released from prison in February.

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