Anthony Robert Taglianetti II may be in police custody, but the story is just beginning to unfold.
According to Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace, Taglianetti, the only suspect in the murder of Clymer Central School Superintendent Keith Reed Jr., did not waive extradition to New York and will remain in Prince William County, Va., until an extradition hearing is conducted.
Reed was found dead Sept. 24 outside his home on Clymer-Sherman Road. Taglianetti was named as the suspect in Reed's killing on Thursday and taken into custody Friday near Shenandoah Valley National Park in Virginia. He is being held in the Prince William County, Va., jail during the extradition process.
The next step in the process, according to Chautauqua County District Attorney David Foley, will be for the his office to obtain what is called a governor's warrant.
"The governor's warrant is then sent to the governor of Virginia, then the local District Attorney in Prince William County will obtain that information and they will run a hearing in Virginia that I understand (Taglianetti) has asked to have an attorney represent him during," Foley said. "The judge will determine if there's a charge that exists in New York state and that the person named in the charge is one and the same. If he finds both of those things, we'll be able to bring (Taglianetti) back to New York."
In a news release from the Sheriff's office, it was stated that this process could take a month or more to complete. Foley stated a variety of things come into play with extradition hearings that can determine when extradition will happen. Many of those things are out of Foley's control.
"It really depends upon when they schedule the hearing to take place," Foley said. "It could be days, it could be weeks."
Once Taglianetti is returned to New York state, he'll be taken before the town of Clymer judge to be arraigned on the felony complaint. The court will then set a preliminary hearing, which the District Attorney's office is obligated to run. If the court finds there is a reasonable basis to hold Taglianetti, then he will be detained and the case will proceed to a grand jury. If the grand jury finds there is enough evidence present to hand up an indictment, jury selection can begin and a trial scheduled.