Three face upgraded charges in connection with Fort Plain homicide

    Aaron L. Cockfield (left), Eric Rivera (center), and Garry L. Sweet (right) are set to be arraigned Thursday night in connection with the June 29 homicide of Joshua L. Laveck of Fort Plain.

    MINDEN -- Three suspects face upgraded charges in connection with a homicide reported in June.

    On June 29, Fort Plain police officers responding to 60 Division Street found Joshua L. Laveck, 29, deceased on the front porch shortly after 10 a.m.

    On July 1, suspects Eric S. Rivera, 31, of Gloversville, and Aaron L. Cockfield, 33, of Johnstown, were reported in custody. Later that evening, Garry L. Sweet, 38, of Fort Plain was also reported to be in custody.

    All three will be arraigned Thursday evening, on upgraded charges. Sweet and Rivera are both charged with murder in the 2nd degree. Cockfield is charged with criminal facilitation in the 2nd degree.

    Anyone wishing to share information anonymously may do so by calling the Fort Plain Police Department-Detective Office at 518-993-3781 or the New York State Police Tip line at 1-800-SAFENYS.

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