Authorities: Fort Drum soldier, teen charged in death of Army soldier

Authorities say a Fort Drum soldier and a 16-year-old boy have been charged in the murder and kidnapping of a 20-year-old soldier found buried under snow in Byram Township.

News 12 Staff

Dec 30, 2020, 10:53 AM

Updated 1,301 days ago

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Authorities say a Fort Drum soldier and a 16-year-old boy have been charged in the murder and kidnapping of a 20-year-old soldier found buried under snow in Byram Township.
According to the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office, Pvt. Jamaal Mellish and the 16-year-old boy, whose identity has not been released, have been charged in the death of Cpl. Hayden Harris.
Reports say the charges include first-degree murder and kidnapping, second-degree weapons charges, and other charges.
Township firefighters discovered Harris with a gunshot wound to his head a day after he was reported missing from Fort Drum.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.


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