Man Arrested for Jogging Assault

Jogger Arrested for Assault

OKLAHOMA (WENY) --   Police arrested an Oklahoma man for assaulting a jogger in the Town of Chemung.  New York State Police charged 27-year-old Tyrel Welch of Chelsea Oklahoma with 1st degree sexual abuse and second degree strangulation.

As we reported in June, a 17-year-old woman was jogging in Chemung when she was attacked.  New York State investigators traveled to Oklahoma as part of the investigation. 

At the time of the incident, Welch was living in Chemung, working for a company involved with the natural gas drilling industry.  He moved to Oklahoma shortly after the incident.

He's still there, now in custody with Oklahoma police, awaiting extradition back to New York state.