UPDATE: Today around 1 PM the Tioga County Sheriff’s Office captured Larry R. Walrad Jr, who was wanted on a warrant out of Tompkins County for Murder in the 2nd Degree.

Acting on reports of citizens of the Candor and Spencer area, Deputies as well as the New York State Police, Owego Police Department, and Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit responded to Candor to search for Walrad. The search began on the late evening of the 11th through the morning of the 12th. At about 1:00 PM members of the Sheriff’s Office and New York State Police responded to Water Street in the Village of Candor for the report of a person matching the suspect’s description. A Sheriff’s Deputy and Sergeant responded to the area on foot so Walrad would not be alerted. They were able to get close to the suspect before being detected and Walrad surrendered without incident. Once in custody, Walrad was transported to Tompkins County by the New York State Police.

LANSING, N.Y. (WETM) – The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office is looking to locate a person of interest, in reference to a homicide case from March.

On the morning of March 5th, 2023, the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office was called to an address on Mill Street in the Town of Lansing, for what was initially reported as an “unattended death”. According to information in the press release, due to circumstances that were observed by the responding deputies, the Criminal Investigation Division, as well as the Tompkins County Medical Examiner’s Office to conduct a more thorough investigation into the death of 71-year-old Joseph F. West Jr. of Ithaca, N.Y.

The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office recently received the results from the forensic autopsy that was conducted at Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton N.Y.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Larry R. Walrad Jr. age 52 of Lansing, N.Y. According to the Sheriff’s Office Walrad Jr. is a person of interest in the case. And a reminder that all persons listed as subjects or persons of interest are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

However, if the information you have includes a real-time location of Walrad, they ask that you call 911 immediately to report his location. You can also make reports anonymously, or call the Sheriff’s Office tip line at 607-266-5420.