By: Brian Linder

A felon let out of jail early due to the coronavirus allegedly attacked and choked a woman just 10 days after being let out of jail.

According to a New York Post report, Matthew Cory, 33, is back in jail after being accused of attacking and choking a Washington State hiker from behind. According to the report, the victim, who was in her 60s, was able to loosen Cory’s chokehold enough to scream for help.

He reportedly ran when that occurred, but police were able to track him down in the woods. The Post reported that Cory was released from Jail “ahead of schedule” May 2. It said he had been locked up for unlawful possession of a firearm, and authorities “lost track of him” after he removed his ankle monitor.

Police said Cory claimed to have been awake for seven days when the attack occurred after using meth. The Post said he was one of 1,000 Washington State inmates released early during the pandemic.

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