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Vangorden Sentenced to 40 Years to Life

Written By: Renata Stiehl
Vangorden Sentenced to 40 Years to Life

     BATH, NY (WENY) -- The man convicted of trying to kill two New York State troopers will spend 40 years to life in prison.
      A judge sentenced 39-year-old Richard VanGorden of Addison, for his November conviction on two counts of attempted murder, and other charges. In September 2011, VanGorden shot at state troopers during a chase that started after an attempted traffic stop in Hornellsville.
      He surrendered after a standoff at a Steuben County trailer park.