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Both suspects in May 3 incident at Love’s truck stop in Tyre indicted on multiple felony charges

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office released more information today regarding the May 3 incident at Love’s Travel Plaza in Tyre.

The two suspects who allegedly tried to light a child on fire inside the Love’s Travel Plaza building have both been indicted by a Seneca County Grand Jury on multiple felony charges, including attempted assault and attempted aggravated murder.


Related: Second suspect charged in May 3 incident at Love’s truck stop in Tyre

May 3 incident

On May 3 at approximately 5:33 a.m., Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Love’s Travel Plaza located in the Town of Tyre. Sheriff’s Deutpites took two suspects into custody for starting the fires and attempting to set a one-year-old child on fire. Additionally, a four-year-old child was found in the bed of a tractor trailer with an apparent head injury.

Both children were transported to Geneva General Hospital. The four-year-old victim was eventually transported to Strong Memorial Hospital by LifeNet Air Ambulance. The two children have since been released from medical care and are expected to make full recoveries.

Police said the two children are in a safe location but further information cannot be disclosed at this time. Orders of protection were issued on behalf of the victims.


Both suspects face multiple felony charges

The suspects were identified as Jamie L. Avery, 28, and Lisbeth Collado, 25, of West Palm Beach, Florida. Police said the two suspects are believed to be in a domestic relationship and the parents of both children.

As a result of the investigation conducted by police, both suspects taken into custody were indicted by a Seneca County Grand Jury on the following charges:

    • Attempted Aggravated Murder, a Class B Felony
    • Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, a Class B Felony
    • Arson in the Second Degree, a Class B Felony
    • Attempted Arson in the Second Degree, a Class C Felony
    • Attempted Assault in the First Degree, a Class C Felony
    • Endangering the Welfare of a Child (2 counts), Class A Misdemeanor

Both Avery and Collado were arraigned in the Seneca County Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $200,000 cash bail, $400,000 secured bond, or $800,000 partially secured bond. Both suspects remain in custody and will reappear in the Seneca County Court on July 27.

Related: Attempted murder, arson charges filed in Seneca County after man attempts to set child on fire: Another victim airlifted with head injuries

Investigation ongoing

According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office, investigators are working closely with Seneca County Child Protective Services and the Seneca County District Attorney’s Office. A motive for the crimes remains unclear.



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