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Defendant: Kim Carl (DOB 10/08/65)

June 28, 2018 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced that Kim Carl of Yonkers was found guilty on the charges of Attempted Aggravated Assault upon a Police Officer following a jury trial before Westchester County Court Judge George Fufidio.

Carl was found guilty on all the following charges which hold maximum sentences listed below.

  • On 1 count of Attempted Aggravated Assault upon a Police Officer, a class C felony, he faces up to 15 years in state prison.
  • On 2 counts of Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree, class D felonies, he faces seven years each.
  • On Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, a class D felony, he faces up to seven years.
  • On Criminal Mischief in the Third Second Degree, a class E felony, he faces up to seven years.
  • On Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, a misdemeanor, up to a year.

Background:
On Sept. 24, 2016, at approximately 10:20 p.m., Kim Carl was driving a 2004 Mitsubishi registered to his mother recklessly at a high speed in the vicinity of Riverdale Avenue, Yonkers, when a Yonkers Police Department patrol car activated lights and sirens in an attempt to pull over Carl’s vehicle. At that time, Carl sped up and drove across the Bronx line. Yonkers Police Officers did not pursue him outside of Yonkers at that time.

About 10 minutes later, Carl re-entered Yonkers in the same car. Police patrol cars followed him into a parking lot at Water Grant Street where Carl turned his vehicle facing the two police cars. The officers ordered him to stop. At that point, Carl accelerated in the direction of the officers. The police officers were able to jump out of the way but narrowly escaped being run over by Carl. His vehicle struck the police cruisers, damaging both, but Carl sped away. He then led Yonkers police officers on a high-speed chase into the Bronx onto the Major Deegan Expressway (I-87). In the vicinity of the Willis Avenue Bridge, he subsequently crashed and flipped his car over onto its hood.

Carl was arrested, taken to the hospital, and placed into custody. After the crash, police found drugs inside the vehicle.

Carl was remanded into custody without bail and is expected to be sentenced July 31, 2018. Assistant District Attorney Julia Cornachio, Bureau Chief of the Vehicular Crimes Bureau, prosecuted the case.

 

police photograph of Kim Carl

Kim Carl

 

In compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 3.6, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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