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May 5, 2016 -- Acting Westchester County District Attorney James A. McCarty announced that Nathan Irizarry (DOB 12/16/77) of 448 Commonwealth Avenue, the Bronx, New York was arraigned today on an indictment charging him with:

  • two counts of Assault in the First Degree, class “B” Felonies,
  • two counts of Aggravated Assault Upon a Police Officer, class “B” Felonies,
  • two counts of Assault On a Police Officer, class “C” Felonies.

On Nov. 14, 2015, at approximately 12:30 a.m., two Mount Pleasant Police Officers responded to Route 117 near Rockefeller State Park on reports of drag racing in progress.

The officers attempted to stop a car being driven by the defendant but he pulled away at a high rate of speed. At approximately 12:50 a.m., the police again encountered the defendant’s car on Route 117. The police stopped the vehicle and were attempting to remove him from the car when the defendant put his car in reverse at a high rate of speed.

The vehicle dragged one officer about fifty yards and in the process struck a second officer standing on the roadway. The serious injuries sustained by the two officers have prevented them from returning to duty.

An intensive investigation was undertaken by The Mount Pleasant Police Department, The New York City Police Department, The Westchester County District Attorney’s Office, The Westchester County Department of Public Safety and The Westchester County Intelligence Center.

The defendant was arrested on Feb. 17, 2016.

Irizarry pled not guilty.

Defendant’s bail remains in place.

His next court date is May 19, 2016.

The defendant faces an indeterminate sentence of imprisonment, the minimum of which is five years, up to a maximum of twenty five years in state prison.

Deputy District Attorney Timothy Ward and Assistant District Attorney Kristina Dushaj are prosecuting the case.


Nathan Irizarry

Nathan Irizarry


In compliance with Disciplinary Rule 7-107A of the Code of Professional Responsibility, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.