New City fugitive expected in court

A fugitive from New City is expected in court after allegedly trying to flee the country on Saturday. Police say Clifford Perkins, 27, of New

Clifford Perkins is expected in court today after being arrested at LaGuardia Airport while allegedly trying to flee the country Saturday.

Clifford Perkins is expected in court today after being arrested at LaGuardia Airport while allegedly trying to flee the country Saturday. (8/22/16)

WHITE PLAINS - A fugitive from New City is expected in court after allegedly trying to flee the country on Saturday.

Police say Clifford Perkins, 27, of New City, is scheduled to face a judge in Westchester County Court today after being arrested at LaGuardia Airport.

Prosecutors say Perkins failed to appear in court for sentencing earlier this month on a criminally negligent homicide charge stemming from a 2014 fatal crash on the Sprain Brook Parkway. Perkins was driving at least 82 mph on his motorcycle when he hit a Mazda, sending it careening into the guardrail before it collided with a second motorcycle, driven by 45-year-old Scott Phillips, of New Jersey. Phillips, an aspiring rapper with the Trenton trio “Poor Righteous Teachers,” was killed in the incident.

At the time, Perkins was driving with a revoked and suspended state license. He later pleaded guilty to the crime. Perkins was facing four years in prison.

Perkins is being held at Westchester County Jail in Valhalla.

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