3 Ohio suspects in upstate NY explosion plead not guilty

FLOYD, N.Y. (AP) — Three Ohio residents have pleaded not guilty to felony assault charges stemming from an explosion that critically injured a New York state prison guard outside his upstate home last month.

Authorities say the suspects were brought to Oneida County for an appearance Monday in the town court in Floyd, where correction officer Alan Dobransky suffered serious injuries May 29 when a cardboard box exploded outside his home.

Police say Keith Seppi and Cindy Shields, both 58, and 63-year-old Donna Seppi were arrested last Tuesday at their homes in Conneaut, Ohio.

Authorities say the explosive was intended to stop the 53-year-old Dobransky from reporting an elder care scam against his mother in Ohio

The suspects are being held at the county jail on $250,000 bail. They’re due back in court Monday for a felony hearing.

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