LITTLE VALLEY — Two Salamanca men were indicted last week by a Cattaraugus County grand jury on second-degree murder charges in the Jan. 12 strangulation death of Chad Skoken, 38, of Waite Avenue.
District Attorney Lori P. Rieman said Jeremiah DesJarlais, 35, and Derrick Marsh, 31, Waite Avenue residents who were later arrested in Skoken’s death, were indicted on several charges in addition to second-degree murder, a class A felony.
Desjarlais was also indicted on charges of first-degree assault, a class B felony; first-degree strangulation, a class C felony; second-degree conspiracy, a class B felony; tampering with physical evidence, a class E felony; and concealing a human corpse, a class E felony.
Marsh was also charged with first-degree assault, a class B felony; first-degree robbery, a class B felony; second-degree conspiracy, a class B felony; tampering with physical evidence, a class E felony; and concealing a human corpse, a class E felony.
Skoken was found dead by police Jan. 12 in a garage at 37 Waite Ave. following an investigation by the Salamanca Police Department. The investigation led police to believe an altercation had taken place between the three about 24 hours before Skoken’s body was found.
Both defendants were arrested following an investigation by the Salamanca Police Department, which was also assisted by the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Department.
Angeline DesJarlais, of 37 Waite Ave., owns the property.
Both defendants remain in the Cattaraugus County Jail and are scheduled to be arraigned in Cattaraugus County Court on Monday, the district attorney said.
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