Three Ohioans were arrested Tuesday after a package exploded and burned more than half of a New York correction officer's body.
Alan Dobransky, 53, was transported from his home in Floyd, New York to St. Elizabeth's Hospital after the package blew up near his mailbox on May 29, according to the Oneida County Sheriff's Office.
Dobransky was later airlifted to Upstate University Medical Center in Syracuse where he was listed in critical condition.
Multiple law-enforcement agencies, state and local, teamed up with the FBI and ATF to investigate the incident; and a connection was discovered between Dobransky and Cindy Shields, 56, of Conneaut, Ohio. Shields was the caretaker for Dobransky's mother, who lives in Ohio. And over a four-year period money was allegedly being stolen from the elderly woman.
The Oneida sheriff's office said Dobransky confronted Shields about the missing money and planned to make a report to local law enforcement.
Authorities believe that Shields and her brother in law, Keith Seppi, 58, of Conneaut and his wife, Donna Seppi, 61, conspired to plant the bomb next to Dobransky's mailbox, according to the Oneida sheriff's office.