Delaware And Otsego Counties Police Blotter: August 21
All crimes described in police media releases are allegations. Named suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.
New York State Police have identified the human remains found in a remote area of Morris. Laura L. Rous, 38 years old of Otego, was found August 2nd. The investigation into the circumstances surrounding her disappearance and death is ongoing, according to a police media release. Authorities have called this case a murder investigation.
39-year-old Adam S. Bright of East Meredith was arrested by state authorities and charges with multiple felonies related to a fatal traffic accident. Stacey M. Stachow, 43 of Meredith, was killed in a head-on crash on Route 23 in Davenport. Among the charges, Bright is accused of vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, driving while impaired by drugs, and reckless driving.
Jillian Eckberg, 43 of Oneonta, was sentenced to almost six years in prison for a federal drug trafficking conviction. Eckberg pleaded guilty to trafficking methamphetamine, heroin and fentanyl. The sentence was handed down by Chief U.S. District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby of New York’s Northern District.
State troopers responded to a one-vehicle crash on County Highway 42 on August 21 in the town of Maryland. The driver, a 17-year-old woman, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her vehicle was traveling south when for an unknown reason left the highway and hit a tree.