Second Person Charged in Fatal Fire

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 The ongoing investigation into a New Galen Rd. house fire that claimed the life of David N. O’Dell, has resulted in a second arrest.  On February 15th, 2016, multiple fire departments responded to the early morning fire in the Town of Wayland, which initiated a joint investigation by the New York State Police, the Steuben Co. Fire Investigation Team, and the N.Y.S. Office of Fire Prevention and Control. 

Joseph A. Meyers, age 44, of #10014 St. Rt. #21, Wayland, N.Y., has been charged with Falsifying Business Records, 1st degree, a class “E” felony, for allegedly providing false information to investigators, which resulted in false entries in the records of the New York State Police.   Meyers’ wife, Iryn B. Meyers, was previously charged with the same offense, and remains in the Steuben Co. Jail on bail. 

Joseph Meyers was arraigned before Town of Avoca Justice Pat McMahon and remanded to the Steuben Co. Jail in lieu of $50,000.00 cash bail, or $100,000.00 surety bond.  He is scheduled to reappear in the Town of Avoca Court on May 11th, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. 

Investigation into the fire in continuing.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the New York State Police at 585-728-5007, or Steuben Co. 911.    

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