FLOYD, N.Y. — Police say three Ohio residents have been charged with assaulting a prison guard who was burned by an exploding package left at his mailbox in central New York.
Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol says Wednesday that the May 29 attack was intended to stop the 53-year-old victim from reporting an elder care scam against his mother in Ohio. Maciol says it wasn’t related to Alan Dobransky’s work as a corrections officer.
The sheriff says Dobransky suspected one of the accused, 58-year-old Cindy Shields of Conneaut, Ohio, stole money from his mother.
Also charged with assault were 58-year-old Keith Seppi and 63-year-old Donna Seppi, also Conneaut residents.
All three are jailed. It couldn’t be determined if they have lawyers to comment for them.
Dobransky remains hospitalized in critical condition.