Arrests Made In Maxwell Case

Information provided by New York State Police

FULTON, NY – Early this morning, members of the New York State Police, Troop D, made three arrests as the result of the investigation into Erin Maxwell’s death.

Erin suffered injuries at her residence at 1678 Route 264, Palermo, at approximately 5 p.m., Aug. 29. She died at University Hospital at approximately 4 a.m. Aug. 30 as the result of her injuries.

</p> <p>Police escort Alan Jones from the State Police barracks in Fulton to a waiting vehicle, where he was taken to Oswego County Court to face a charge of murder.</p>
Police escort Alan Jones from the State Police barracks in Fulton to a waiting vehicle, where he was taken to Oswego County Court to face a charge of murder.

Erin’s step-brother, Alan Jones, 27, of 427 Silk Road, lot 12, Volney, was arrested at approximately 8 a.m. today as the result of an indictment issued by an Oswego County Grand Jury that alleges he caused injuries on Aug. 29 that later resulted in Erin’s death. He was charged with second-degree murder, a class-A-1 felony that is punishable by a maximum sentence of life in prison.

</p> <p>Lindsey Maxwell, Erin Maxwell's father, being taken to his arraignment.</p>
Lindsey Maxwell, Erin Maxwell's father, is escorted from the state police barracks.

Erin’s father, Lindsey W. Maxwell, 35, also of the Silk Road address, was arrested and charged with six counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Police said the charges were the result of the unhealthy living conditions and treatment Erin had been subjected to at the Palermo residence in the time before her death. The crime is a class-A misdemeanor that is punishable by up to a year in jail.

</p> <p>Lynn Maxwell, being escorted to her arraignment.</p>
Lynn Maxwell, being escorted to her arraignment.

Erin’s step-mother, Lynn D. Maxwell, 53, of the Silk Road address, was also charged with six counts of endangering the welfare of a child in regard to Erin’s treatment before her death.

All three of the defendants formerly lived with Erin at the Palermo address.

The arrests are the result of an exhaustive investigation by the state police, Oswego County District Attorney’s office, and the Onondaga County Medical Examiner’s office.

The state police have extended thanks to the McFee Ambulance service, the Palermo Volunteer Fire Department, Oswego County SPCA volunteers, the Phoenix School District and the Oswego County Department of Social Services for their assistance in the investigation.