Police make second arrest in Dix murder
DIX—Authorities announced a second arrest, Tuesday, April 24, in the death of a Dix resident.
New York State Police said Alice C. Trappler, 39, Addison, was arrested and charged for murder in the second degree for her involvement in the death of Daniel Bennett, 31, on April 19, 2012. The report said Trappler was arrested at her mother's residence in Addison. Authorities said she was arraigned in the town of Dix court and remanded to the Schuyler County Jail with no bail.
The police and Schuyler County Sheriff's Office arrested Nathan Hand, 25, Corning, Monday evening for murder in the second degree for his part in the homicide of Bennett. The report said Hand was also arraigned in the town of Dix court and remanded to the Schulyer County Jail without bail.
Earlier on Monday, another person suspected of being involved in the murder was killed after jumping in front of a Pennsylvania train. According the Schuyler County Sheriff’s department, Bennett was killed at his residence on Pearl Street in the town of Dix, between 10 and 11 p.m., Thursday, April 19. The sheriff’s report said investigators followed leads for two days when Thomas Borden, 32, Corning, was discovered to possibly be involved in the homicide. Officials explained Borden was Hand's step-brother.
Investigator Matt Maloney said information about Borden’s whereabouts led them to Pennsylvania. The report said that on Monday at 8 a.m. Borden led the police in a vehicle pursuit down Route 309, near Jenkintown, Pa. Borden eventually fled his vehicle on foot and around 10:30 a.m. was spotted in Jenkintown by authorities.
Maloney said police approached Borden and started to question him when he fled. The report explained the chase ended when Borden jumped in front of a SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority) commuter train. Borden was transported to Abington Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
The investigation is ongoing at this time.