October 28, 2021

Broome County man dies of self-inflicted wounds from Friday standoff in Cortland motel

-- Dan Lyon/Multimedia intern

An armored SWAT vehicle heads Friday to the Hampton Inn on River Street, where a fugitive from Broome County engaged in a standoff with law enforcement. The man died Sunday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to autopsy results.

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.