2 Men Arrested in Death of Westfield Violinist

August 22, 2014 Updated Aug 22, 2014 at 6:47 PM EDT

By Ed Reilly

August 22, 2014 Updated Aug 22, 2014 at 6:47 PM EDT

MAYVILLE, N.Y. (WKBW) Authorities announced the arrest of 2 men wanted in the shooting death of 61-year old Mary Whitaker - an accomplished violinist from New York City who lived in Westfield during the summer months.

43-year old Jonathan Conklin (no known address) and 30-year old Charles Sanford (Erie, PA) were arrested in Erie, PA after police there located Whitaker's 2007 Chevy HHR.

Police said they also have store security video showing the suspects using a stolen credit card from Whitaker.

The 2 suspects are being held on federal charges which could see them locked up for life.

The charges are:
-Taking stolen property across state lines
-Using a firearm in a crime of violence

The suspects could also face murder and burglary charges after the case is presented to a Chautauqua County Grand Jury.

Both men are being arraigned in US Federal District Court Friday evening.

See Ed Reilly's report for more information