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'Belligerent' man leads police on chase, crashes into car with three children

'Belligerent' man leads police on chase, crashes into car with three children

(THE MED CITY BEAT) - A high-risk sex offender is back behind bars after leading police on a chase that ended in a crash Saturday morning.

A probation officer first notified police just before 9 a.m. that a highly-intoxicated man fled his probation. That man was identified as 26-year-old Matthew Judy, a level three sex offender under intense supervision.

Photo: Matthew Judy

According to the police report, officers first observed Judy's vehicle near the intersection of 12th Street and Eighth Avenue SE. With police on his tail, Judy reportedly increased his speed and ran two red lights.

At one point, officers attempted to lay down a stop stick but the nails missed the vehicle's tires, notes the report.

The pursuit ended with a crash at the intersection of Fourth Street and Fourth Avenue SW. Judy's car reportedly struck another vehicle occupied by a woman and three small children (13-month-old twins and a four-year-old girl).

The victims were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.  

When police placed Judy in custody, he was belligerent and kicking the officers, according to the report. Officers used a taser while making the arrest.

Judy faces felony charges of fleeing police and criminal vehicular operation in connection to the incident. He also faces a charge of fourth-degree assault for allegedly biting a corrections officers while in custody.

In 2008, Judy was convicted of third-degree criminal sex conduct with a victim between the ages of 13 and 15. He was most recently living in the 1400 block of 4th Avenue Southeast.

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