LURAY, VA (WKBW) Fugitive Anthony Robert Taglianetti II, 42 of Woodbridge, Virginia was taken into custody without incident Friday night. U.S. Marshals and local authorities used technology to locate Taglianetti.
"We obtained information off of cell towers as to where his phone had last been used and it was very close to a location that hit Wednesday morning at about 9:00 or 9:15 in the morning," said Chautauqua County District Attorney David Foley.
Taglianetti, an ex-Marine sniper according to his neighbors was spotted by authorities driving on a public highway just east of the Shenandoah National Park about 100 miles away from his home in Woodbridge, Virginia.
He was pulled over and arrested without incident. Officials still have not released a motive behind the brutal murder.
A reliable source tells Eyewitness news that Taglianetti's wife met 51 year old Keith Reed, Superintendent of the Clymer School District on-line.
The two allegedly had an affair while she and Taglianetti were separated.
However, she reunited with Taglianetti. Sometime later, Taglianetti discovered his wife was still in contact with Reed. That's when local authorities say he planned Reed's murder.
"We have uncovered some evidence that suggest when he formed this, when he left that sort of thing," said Foley.
Taglianetti will be charged with second degree murder.
Taglianetti's wife and four children have been in protective custody since Taglianetti was named a suspect.
Taglianetti is now subject to extradition back to New York state to face second degree murder charges that carry a penalty of 25 years to life in prison.