Arrest made in six-year-old cold case

Posted at 1:56 PM, Mar 25, 2018

A 25-year-old Town of Niagara man has been arrested in connection with a deadly hit and run from 2012.

Lewiston Police, along with the Niagara County District Attorney's Office, announced that Timothy J. Martin Jr. was arrested on Saturday and has been charged with leaving the scene of an injury accident resulting in death.

On February 8, 2012, 59-year-old Loren Jacobs was walking near his home on Mt. Hope Road on the Tuscarora Indian Reservation. Police say around 11:03 p.m., the driver of a 2000-2002 Chevrolet Cavalier hit Jacobs, who would later die from his injuries.

Police say the driver fled west on Mt. Hope Road, but neither the driver nor the vehicle were located at the time.

The case went cold for over six years. Last July, Lewiston Police reached out to the public for help in solving what was then a five-year-old cold case.

The District Attorney's office says Martin is being held on $50,000 bail. The case will be presented to a grand jury and additional charges are pending.


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