SAUGERTIES, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A Rosendale man was arrested and charged with manslaughter around 11:47 a.m. on Wednesday. Joseph Karolys, 38, was sought after by police since Monday night.

On Saturday October 29 around 8 a.m., Saugerties police responded to a 911 call reporting an unconscious unresponsive person lying on the side of the roadway, south of the Citgo Mart on State Route 32 in Centerville. Officers report the victim, David (Mickey) Myers of Saugerties, was pronounced dead at the scene. Saugerties Police Detectives initiated an investigation into the cause of Myer’s death, requesting assistance from the New York State Police BCI, Major Crimes Unit, Field Investigations Unit, and the Ulster County District Attorney’s Office.

Arrested individuals

Joseph E Karolys, 38 of Saugerties charged with manslaughter in the first degree, assault in the first degree, tampering with physical evidence and attempted bribing of a witness.

A male, 17 was charged with manslaughter in the first degree, and tampering with physical evidence.

Joseph E Karolys was arraigned in Ulster County Court and remanded to the Ulster County Jail without Bail. The 17-year-old was arraigned in the Youth Part of Ulster County Court and remanded to a youth detention facility on $250,000 cash bail / one million dollar bond. The investigation is continuing, and additional arrest are pending.