VanGorden sentencing postponed

Robin Humphrey —  Friday, January 4, 2013

Sentencing in Steuben County Court  for 39 year old Richard E. VanGorden  of  Addison  was postponed yesterday as  Judge Joseph Latham has yet to rule on a defense motion for dismissal. Sentencing is now scheduled for Jan. 11.

VanGorden was convicted after trial Nov. 2 of two counts of first-degree attempted murder and several other felonies for shooting at two State Troopers in the fall of 2011.

It all began when VanGorden led troopers on a  high speed chase in Hornellsville  Sept. 27, 2011. He and his passenger, 19-year-old Christine M. Stevens of Bath, were apprehended approximately 12 hours later after they were tracked to a mobile home park in Wellsville.