03 August 2022
 Major Richard J. O’Brien
 Troop G Commander

On August 3, 2022, State Police arrested Anthony L. Dotson Jr., 24, of Yorkville, NY, for Murder in the Second Degree, a class “A-I” felony.

On May 13, 2022, State Police in Fonda responded to the report of a structure fire located at 517 State Route 67 in the Town of Ephratah. The homeowner, 74- year- old Sara E. Stinnett, was found deceased in the home.  The preliminary investigation found evidence of suspicious circumstances surrounding her death.   Subsequent investigation led to the arrest.

At the time of the incident, Dotson Jr. was employed as a FedEx delivery driver who’s route was in that area. This incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to email CrimeTip@troopers.ny.gov

Dotson was arraigned in the Town of Perth and remanded to Fulton County Correctional Facility without bail.

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