Search for Rouille Continues
CORNING -- (WENY) Just about 48 hours ago neighborhoods on Corning's Southside Hill were basically on lockdown. Now State Police say they've moved the focus of their investigation to Rouille's hometown of Elmira.
Neighbors know he hasn't been caught, and they wonder when things can get back to normal. After watching police cars whiz up and down Sunset Drive and a helicopter hover overhead, neighbors can sum up the feeling in one word: disappointment.
"I'm still skittish about going out at night," says 16-year-old Tim Stanfield. "Just being sure to be safe around here because he's still out there and we can't really do anything about it."
The feeling is mutual throughout the quaint neighborhood. Neighbors are shaken up.
"It was kind of scary," says Chris Stowelo "I mean we locked our doors, closed our widows, and everything. It's kind of scary. He could have been right around here on our block."
But where is Rouille? Police think there's a good chance he's back in Elmira.
"Well obviously he's not here anymore. He got away so it's not really a concern to me anymore," says Stowelo.
But the fact remains, he's somewhere. And after what they've been through, some neighbors would feel a lot better if he were caught, or turned himself in.
Police continue to follow up on leads; meantime, Rouille is still on the run so anyone with information is encouraged to call 911. Do not approach him or look him in the eyes.