NEWFIELD, N.Y. — A fourth person, who has previously been unidentified publicly, was indicted Friday morning for the murder and robbery of a Newfield man earlier this month.
Dennis Lampila, 39, is indicted on second-degree murder, first-degree robbery and fourth-degree conspiracy.
He has been in police custody since Dec. 14 for allegedly driving while intoxicated. A jail official said Friday morning that he is still in custody and being held without bail.
A warrant has been issued for his arrest, requiring him to be taken in custody for the new charges.
Acting District Attorney Andrew Bonavia said, “The indictment naming Dennis Lampila supersedes the indictment of the individual named as John Doe.”
Lampila was indicted as a John Doe on Dec.9 for the charges. Bonavia declined to comment about why Lampila was indicted as a John Doe weeks before his name was released.
In addition to Lampila, Jamie Gerhart, 38, Colleen McColgin, 37 and Roy Clements Jr., 39, have all also been charged with second-degree murder, first-degree robbery and fourth-jindegree conspiracy. Melissa J. Minnick, 39, was charged with felony fourth-degree conspiracy. Those four pleaded not guilty to all the charges against them at the Tompkins County Court Thursday.
According to court records, Lampila is alleged to have been the fifth person involved in the fatal robbery of Camden Rundell, who was found dead about 100 feet from his home on Dec. 2.
A masked man is accused of searching Rundell’s home and, along with Gerhart, stealing marijuana plants. Rundell was allegedly killed after Clements forcibly restrained him during the robbery.
Lampila will be arraigned in front of Judge Cassidy some time next week, a court official said.