- Associated Press - Friday, April 28, 2017

HAGUE, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say they’ve charged two people with shooting the owner of an Adirondack general store earlier this week.

State police say 25-year-old Vittorio Campano and 27-year-old Christine Tomko, both of Queensbury, were captured in their Warren County hometown late Thursday. Both pleaded not guilty Friday to robbery and attempted murder charges and were ordered held in the county jail on $1 million bail.

The arrests came two days after Jim Rypkema was shot several times Tuesday afternoon while working inside his seasonal store, the Hague Market, in the town of Hague on Lake George. He’s recovering at the hospital in Burlington, Vermont.

Scores of officers from several law enforcement agencies searched the surrounding Adirondack woods for the suspects.

Phone messages left with Campano’s public defender and Tomko’s lawyer weren’t returned.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide