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Man Arrested in Connection with Melissa Sherry Investigation

Written By: Renata Stiehl
Man Arrested in Connection with Melissa Sherry Investigation

     BATH, NY (WENY) -- Authorities in Steuben County arrested a man they say was one of the last people to see Melissa Sherry, though the charges are not directly related to her disappearance.
     The Steuben County Sheriff's Office charged 35 year old Cory Haight of Meads Creek Road in Campbell with five counts of criminal possession of a Hypodermic Instrument, after they found five hypodermic needles in his vehicle after a minor accident on Oak Hill Road in Bath on August 26th.
     Police say Haight is one of the last people to have personal contact with Sherry, the day before she was reported missing on August 26th. Her body was found in a field off of Manning Ridge Road in Campbell five days after she went missing.
     Authorities say there were no signs of trauma or foul play that would indicate she died under suspicious circumstances. Right now, her death is listed as accidental, pending forensic test results.
     Haight is now in the Steuben County jail; authorities continue to investigate Haight's activities leading up to the day Sherry was reported missing.
    Anyone with information is asked to call the Steuben County Sheriff's Office at 607-622-3911, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.steubencounty.org/Sheriff.