Suspect in Dix Homicide Commits Suicide:
The suspect in the fatal shooting of 31-year-old Daniel Bennett in Schuyler County died yesterday when he jumped in front of a train near Philadelphia during a chase with police. Authorities issued a warrant for 32-year-old Thomas Borden, of Corning, early yesterday morning and members of the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office and the New York State Police tracked him to Pennsylvania, where they found him around 8 a.m. Instead of surrendering, Borden fled in his vehicle, touching off a chase down Route 309 near Jenkintown. Eventually Borden left his vehicle and fled on foot. Police caught up with Borden in Jenkintown around 10:30, but as they began to question him, he fled again and jumped in front of a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority train. He was taken to Arbington Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Daniel Bennett was shot and killed between 10 and 11 p.m. Thursday night at his rural Dix home on Pearl Street. Authorities have not released any information about a motive at this time.
Altercations at the Steuben County Jail:
The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Unit is reporting the arrest of two Steuben County Inmates following incidents that occurred at the Jail early Saturday morning. The first involved 47-year-old David Perry, the man formerly of Elmira who is the prime suspect in the disappearance of his girlfriend and is being held on grand larceny charges; he’s accused of assaulting an unidentified fellow inmate around 4:45 p.m. after a verbal altercation. Both men required medical treatment. Perry was charged with second-degree assault. In the second incident, 24-year-old Stephanie Snavely, formerly of Rochester, allegedly intentionally threw a container of scalding water onto another female inmate. Snavely was charged with one count of assault in the first. The other inmate was transported to Ira Davenport Hospital, and then later transferred to the Strong Memorial Burn Unit in Rochester for treatment.
Suspect in Corning Meth Lab Arrested:
The man authorities believe was operating the meth lab on Lamphear Court in Corning is now being held on unrelated charges while authorities continue their investigation. 32-year-old Christopher Aldrich, of Addison, was arrested on Friday night on charges of criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument and failure to pay a fine. Police are continuing their investigation and are awaiting laboratory results before filing additional charges.
5 Charged after Meth Lab Raid in Dundee:
Five people, including one from Steuben County, were arrested on federal charges late last week after police raided a suspected meth lab in Dundee. On Thursday, members of the Southern Tier Meth Task Force raided a residence on State Route 14A and found suspected methamphetamine, marijuana, illegal prescription medication, and a suspected meth-making operation. Taken into custody were: 60-year-old Connie Lathrop, 29-year-old Heather Bower, 31-year-old Melissa Bower, 31-year-old David Little, and 30-year-old Courtney Bulkley. Bulkley lives in Savona, the others were residents of the raided house. All five are facing federal charges, including manufacturing methamphetamine.
Presidential Primary Voting Today:
Presidental hopeful Mitt Romney has a chance to substantially boost his delegate tally today when New York Republicans vote in the state’s presidential primary. New York has 95 delegates, and polls have shown Romney with a commanding lead in the state. His closest competitor, Rick Santorum quit campaigning. Polls will be open today from noon to 9 p.m.
Academic Allstar Championships Postponed:
With many schools closed yesterday due to the weather, the Academic Allstar Championship matches planned for last night were postponed. No rescheduled date has been announced at this time. We here at v98.3 will keep you updated.