Cortland standoff suspect, of Conklin, dead from self-inflicted gunshot wound

A wanted parolee from Conklin who led authorities to a day-long standoff at a Cortland hotel has died, one day after being hospitalized for a self-inflicted gunshot.

Corey J. Hobart, 28, of Powers Road, died at 2:43 p.m. Sunday, the Cortland Police Department said Tuesday. An autopsy performed by the Onondaga County Medical Examiner determined the cause of death was a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Hobart was being sought for a parole violation after serving a prison sentence for felony drug and forged instrument charges, according to state records. He was most recently paroled on April 26.

When he was 26, Hobart was accused of having drugs with intent to sell, when arrested Aug. 5, 2015 by members of the Broome County Special Investigations Unit Task Force.
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