Man guilty of attempted murder and assault in Broome County attacks


A man who was a fugitive from Pennsylvania pleaded guilty to attempted murder in an incident in which a 71-year-old resident of the town of Barker was stabbed multiple times.

Matthew Bonser, 30, of Nanticoke, Pa., Had been charged with breaking and entering a house on Elerson Road and attacking a man on April 17.

Bonser then ran to a house on Route 11 and threatened a person with a knife to steal car keys. He left in the stolen vehicle.

Bonzer was chased by Broome County Sheriff’s Deputies and State Soldiers in a high-speed chase. The stolen vehicle struck a car and a pole on Colesville Road in the town of Kirkwood. An 87-year-old man who was driving the other car was seriously injured.

In addition to the count of attempted murder, Bonser pleaded guilty to assault and burglary. He faces up to 20 years in prison. Judgment is scheduled for December 17.

Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: [email protected] or (607) 772-8400 ext 233.

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