PERRY, N.Y. - A Town of Perry board member has been arraigned on murder charges after an alleged violent incident at his home on Wednesday.
Joe Mlyniec was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, according to Donald O'Geen, Wyoming County District Attorney. Mlyniec allegedly shot and killed Robert Irvine III with a handgun in the driveway of Mlyniec's home, according to O'Geen.
Officials say they received an initial call about the incident at about 5:42pm on Wednesday. They say after a brief conversation with Mlyniec, he was taken into custody without incident.
Mlyniec, who is being held without bail, is a retired Wyoming County deputy sheriff.
He last served the county on a part-time basis in 2013, but O'Geen and Sheriff Gregory Rudolph both said he's had no affiliation with the department since then. Mlyniec's career spanned more than 20 years.
"We're going to treat him like anyone else," said O'Geen. "That was discussed with myself and the sheriff as soon as this came to light, and we feel very comfortable [about there being no conflictive interest]. He hasn't been working for the sheriff for five years, and given the nature of this case we feel very comfortable handling this case without any conflict of interest."
He is scheduled to appear in Warsaw Town Court on Monday at 5 p.m. Rudolph said Mlyniec is being cooperative, as the investigation is ongoing.