Unnamed New Suspect Is Sought
In Hero’s Death In Oneonta Fire
By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
Muehl said that he plans to ask the courts to release Truitt from the Otsego County Jail this afternoon.
“Our investigation has revealed additional evidence that ethically requires him to be released,” said Muehl.
The arson charges, however, will not be dropped, according to Muehl.
The investigation is continuing and other suspects are being looked into, according to Muehl. Oneonta Police Chief Doug Brenner said that Truitt’s brother, Gabriel Truitt, is still a “person of interest,” but that they have been unable to locate him at this time.
Should another suspect be identified, Muehl said, a grand jury will be convened. Should the grand jury indict, a warrant will be issued for the suspect’s arrest.