LANSING, N.Y. –– Garaus Henry, the suspect arrested in connection with a high-speed chase and subsequent deadly two-car accident in Lansing back in March, has been indicted on five additional charges, including second degree murder, after initially being charged with attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon immediately following the incident.

According to the Tompkins County Sheriff’s office, a grand jury has indicted Henry on additional charges of murder in the second degree, manslaughter in the first degree, two counts of assault in the second degree and reckless endangerment in the first degree. 

Henry was arraigned before Town of Ithaca Judge David Klein (no Town of Lansing Judge was available) on March 13. Bail was set at $250,000 cash/$500,000 bond and $1,000,000 partially secured surety bond. After an argument, Henry’s bail was reduced to $10,000 cash/ $50,000 bond days later and Henry posted bail. 

Two months later on May 14, after the indictment on the additional charges, including second-degree murder, Henry was arraigned in front of Judge Rowley in County Court. Bail was increased to $50,000 cash/ $100,000 bond and $500,000 partially secured surety bond. Henry is currently being held in the Tompkins County Jail. 

It is unclear what Henry’s next move will be, whether to plead guilty or face a jury trial.

Anna Lamb

Anna Lamb is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at alamb@ithacavoice.com