LIVINGSTON COUNTY – After briefly preparing for trial, Richard ‘Boo’ Henry, the man who led law enforcement on a week-long manhunt over the summer of 2015, has caved and admitted to causing a knee injury to a Livingston County Sheriff’s Deputy by running off while being arrested for an alleged parole violation.
Richard ‘Boo’ Henry, 36, pled guilty to felony Assault in the Second Degree, with a sentence promise of 6 years in state prison and 5 years of post-release supervision as a second violent felony offender.
Henry has an extensive criminal background, which includes past convictions for Assault in the Third Degree, Attempted Burglary in the Second Degree, and Aggravated Harassment.
At trial, he would have faced 7 years in prison if convicted. He was represented in this case by attorney Eric Smith.
On July 31, a Deputy and Parole Officer were told that Henry would be camping behind his mother’s house in Tuscarora, a hamlet of Mount Morris, when they approached the camp to arrest Henry for failing a urine test and failing to report to Parole.
After being located and placed in plastic zip-cuffs, Henry took off into the woods and a Deputy was injured pursuing him.
Goodwin and Pragle have both since made bail.