- 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.


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