Thursday, March 8, 2018

Joe Mlyniec, former Taxpayer of Silver Lake and a Perry Town Board Member Held without Bail on Murder 2 Charge

DAILY NEWS REPORT, PERRY — Wyoming County police confirmed to The Daily News a retired Wyoming Sheriff sergeant and current Perry Town Board member was charged with second-degree murder of another man after an incident at his home Wednesday afternoon on Route 246.
Deputies charged Joseph S. Mlyniec of 2468 State Route 246 Perry Road with second-degree murder at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday. Mlyniec was arraigned in front of acting Perry Justice Michael Mohun, who is a Wyoming County judge, and sent to the Wyoming County Jail without bail. Police told The Daily News around 5 p.m. Wednesday Mlyniec allegedly shot Robert Irvine III at Mlyniec’s home. Details have not been released, pending the investigation.

Wyoming County Sheriff Gregory Rudolph and Wyoming County District Attorney Don O’Geen met with other law enforcement members before the investigation started at the farmhouse over potential conflicts of interest. O’Geen said they determined the department could handle the investigation. Police confirmed Mlyniec retired about 10 years ago and he has had limited contact with the sheriff’s department.

“We discussed this early on and the sheriff felt comfortable with the investigation,” said O’Geen, saying Mlyniec is in his 60s and he agreed with Rudolph that the department should handle the investigation.
In 2017, Mlyniec was elected to a four-year term on the Perry Town Board running on the Democrat and Republic line. He was unopposed. He is also a past president of the Perry Center Volunteer Fire Department. Investigators and uniformed deputies were at the scene into this morning.

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