By Shereen Siewert
A second man has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run crash that left a 23-year-old motorcycle driver dead, according to an Oneida County Sheriff’s Department news release.
Police say they received a 911 call at about 10:23 p.m. Aug. 28 of a motorcycle in the middle of the roadway on northbound Highway 17. The caller reported the victim was not breathing. When rescue crews arrived, Sean Holtslander, of St. Germain, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police on Thursday announced that Jeffrey Liebscher, 53, of Sugar Camp, was on preliminary charges of hit and run causing death as well as homicide by negligent use of a motor vehicle. Liebscher appeared Aug. 30 in Oneida County Circuit Court, where Circuit Judge Michael Bloom set a $1,500 cash bond in the case. Liebscher was released a short time later after posting the bond, court records show.
Police now say a second person, 54-year-old Brian Liebscher, of Sugar Camp, was arrested on Friday on preliminary charges of obstruction by providing false information about his brother, Jeffrey Liebscher.
According to Oneida County Sheriff’s Capt. Terri Cook, Brian Liebscher failed to report to police that he had been contacted by his brother and had driven him to Three Lakes after the crash.
Brian Liebscher is expected to make an initial appearance Tuesday in Oneida County Circuit Court to face the charges.
Future court dates for Jeffrey Liebscher have not yet been set.