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Felon Sentenced To 40 Years To Life For Attempting To Stab Westchester Cop

Mount Vernon resident Clare Greenland was arrested after attempting to stab a Westchester County police officer in Mount Kisco.
Mount Vernon resident Clare Greenland was arrested after attempting to stab a Westchester County police officer in Mount Kisco. Photo Credit: Westchester County Police Department

A lifetime criminal from Mount Vernon may spend the rest of his life behind bars after being sentenced to a term of between 40 years and life in prison for attempting to stab a Westchester County Police officer who intervened when he tried to steal rims from a Mount Kisco car dealership.

Ronald Clare Greenland, 55, was sentenced on Tuesday morning in Westchester County Court after being convicted of multiple charges last October, including attempted murder of a police officer.

According to Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr., at approximately 2:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, a Westchester County police officer was conducting an inspection of the dealership when he noticed a “suspicious vehicle” in the parking lot.

The officer approached the Honda Odyssey minivan as it left the property, and Greenland failed to pull over, continuing onto Knowlton Avenue before fleeing on foot. Greenland was chased through multiple backyards before he was caught on Dickson Lane in Bedford.

During the struggle between the two men, Greenland struck the arresting officer multiple times and attempted to stab him before he was subdued and taken into custody.

Greenland was found guilty of individual counts of attempted murder, attempted assault, attempted aggravated assault upon a police officer, second-degree assault, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a controlled substance last year.

Police said that Greenland has a lengthy criminal history and has twice been deported to his native Jamaica for his role in a car theft ring. Greenland has been held at the Westchester County Jail since his arrest. He currently has an immigration detainer on him.

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