A Washington State felon allegedly attacked a woman just 10 days after he was sprung from jail early over coronavirus concerns.
Matthew Cory, 33, was back behind bars Friday on charges he assaulted a hiker in Everett, coming up behind her as she rested and choking her, local outlet Q13 Fox reported.
The victim, in her 60s, managed to loosen Cory’s grip and scream loud enough that he took off, according to court documents obtained by the outlet.
Police found Cory running through the woods, and the woman identified him as her assailant.
The alleged attack occurred after Cory was released from jail on May 2, ahead of schedule, because of the virus outbreak. He had been locked up for unlawful possession of a firearm.
Authorities said they lost track of Cory because he removed his ankle monitor after being freed.
Cory told investigators he’d been using meth for two weeks, hadn’t slept in seven days and didn’t remember attacking