A man who had holed up in a Cortland Hampton Inn room for close to 24 hours last week died from his self-inflicted wounds over the weekend at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse.
Cortland police reported this afternoon that Corey J. Hobart died at 2:43 p.m. Sunday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
Hobart, 28, of 930 Powers Road, Conklin, who was wanted on a parole warrant, was seen by Broome County deputies at the Johnson City Walmart early Friday morning. A pursuit ensued, leading police to the Cortland Hampton Inn on River Street.
Hobart entered the inn with Jeri Ann Healy, 27, of Johnson City, who had already rented a room.
Throughout the day police negotiated with Hobart and Healy was sent from the room around 11 a.m. Friday.
She has been charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, heroin, which was found in the vehicle. She was released pending an appearance June 15 in Cortland City Court.
About 1:30 a.m. Saturday police deployed tactical devices, then breached the room, according to city police. Ninety minutes later police found Hobart unresponsive in the bathroom with what appeared to be self-inflicted injuries.
He was taken by TLC Emergency Medical Services ambulance to Upstate University Hospital.