Man charged with hindering prosecution in Chili’s double homicide appears in court

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Ryan Brown, the man charged with hindering prosecution in the DeWitt Chili’s homicide appeared in town court Monday night for a preliminary hearing.

Three members of law enforcement including DeWitt Investigator Shane Spencer and NYS Police Investigator Eric Costello offered testimony.

Both Spencer and Costello had interviewed Brown during the investigation process and on Monday revealed those details.

On September 15th, the morning after the robbery/homicide, Brown told Investigator Spencer that the murder suspect William Wood Jr. had been living at his home on East Glen Avenue in Syracuse for a few weeks before the crime. Brown also stated he hadn’t seen Wood since Friday.

It was revealed that police had used surveillance video from an Express Mart on Route 31 in Clay soon after the double homicide to identify Brown, along with Ronald Green, who officers would later charge with helping Wood escape to Fulton.

The second interview was conducted on September 18th by State Police Investigator Eric Costello. Brown told police Wood had discussed robbing a restaurant in the past and contradicted himself, revealing he spoke with Wood shortly after the Chili’s homicide.

Ryan Brown will remain in custody pending grand jury action. He is being held on $50,000 cash and $100,000 dollars bond.

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