ITHACA, N.Y — Four people were indicted Thursday in connection to a robbery in Newfield that turned fatal and left one man dead last Friday.
Camden Rundell, 30, was found by first responders about 100 feet from his front door at 221 Burdge Hill Road at 5:02 a.m. on Dec.2. He was dead when officials arrived at the scene. The incident was initially reported as a cardiac arrest, but police said from the get-go that the death was being investigated as “suspicious” and that police were interviewing people who may have been at the residence when Rundell died.
In the days following the homicide, four people were arrested in connection to the crime.
Jamie Gerhart, 38, Colleen McColgin, 37 and Roy Clements, 39, were all charged with second-degree murder and are being held without bail at the Tompkins County Jail.
Melissa J. Minnick, 39, was charged with felony fourth-degree conspiracy.
All four cases went before the grand jury this week, who voted to charge the defendants with the fore mentioned charges.
It should be noted, however, that only certifications of indictments are currently available to the public. A certification of indictment only lists the most severe charge a person faces during the commission of a crime. It does not list the entirety of a defendant’s charges. It’s currently unknown if the four defendants will face additional charges.
Court records citing police officer accounts indicate that the homicide happened during a robbery. The records also state that McColgin and Minnick gave “oral admissions” to police.
This is a developing story.