Ogdensburg man arrested for August hit-and-run death in Morristown was extradited from Arizona
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 5:03 pm

MORRISTOWN -- An Ogdensburg man was extradited from Phoenix, Ariz., and jailed for allegedly hitting and killing a teen with his vehicle he had reported stolen in August.

Devin B. Ferguson-Brenno, 26, of Ogdensburg, was charged second-degree vehicular manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, tampering with physical evidence, driving while intoxicated and obstructing a governmental administration.

He was also ticketed for multiple vehicle and traffic violations.

Canton-based state police said the charges stem from an Aug. 4, hit-and-run fatal accident that caused the death of 19-year-old Benjamin M. Schick of Lancaster.

Schick was walking alongside County Route 6 in the town of Morristown at around 8:58 p.m. when he was struck and killed by a vehicle allegedly driven by Ferguson-Brenno. Ferguson-Brenno left the scene and attempted to report his vehicle stolen approximately one hour after the accident occurred.

A lengthy investigation followed and Ferguson-Brenno was located in Phoenix, Arizona.

He then extradited by the St. Lawrence County District Attorney’s Office to face the aforementioned charges.

Ferguson-Brenno is currently being held in the Saint Lawrence County Correctional Facility pending arraignment.

See earlier story for more information.