Murder suspect in custody, bail denied

LOCK HAVEN — Timothy A. Neff, accused of stabbing his sister-in-law to death last Friday evening, was taken into custody by police late Monday night.

Neff, 56, was arraigned by District Judge John Maggs on charges of first degree murder, criminal homicide, aggravated assault and simple assault during the early morning hours Tuesday.

Bail was denied and Neff is being held at the Clinton County Correctional Facility in McElhattan.

State police at Lamar said details of how and where Neff was apprehended are not being released at this time since the investigation is ongoing.

Police did say that Neff was taken into custody without incident.

Neff was the object of a three-day search since he fled the home at 2194 Long Run Road, Mill Hall, after he stabbed Agnes Rae Neff, 62, police said.

Agnes was the wife of Timothy’s brother, William Neff, who was also injured as he tried to break up the fight between his wife and brother. All three resided in the home near Rote.

The altercation began with an argument and turned physical, police said, apparently after William and Agnes left a note to Timothy telling him would have to pay $700 a month rent, and he countered with a nasty response, according to the arrest affadavit.


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