UPDATE | Second arrest made in Pelham fatality

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Niagara Regional Police have made a second arrest following a fatality in Welland.

On Friday, October 2nd, at 2:42am, police responded to the area of Highway 20 and Cream Street, in the Town of Pelham. 

At the scene, they found 74 year old Earl Clapp with serious injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Police have reason to believe that the Clapp may have interrupted an attempted theft of one of his trailers on Centre Street.

He was struck and dragged by a vehicle as it fled north on Centre Street, then west on Highway 20.

As a result of the investigation, police have arrested 39 year old Matthew MacInnes from Wellandport, Ontario, and charged him with second degree murder. 

Macinnes has been held in custody,  pending a video bail hearing, expected to take place today.

Just before 2pm today, a second suspect was arrested.

49 year old Jason Lusted of no fixed address was arrested and charged with second degree murder.

He is being held in custody bending a bail hearing tomorrow.

Detectives are attempting to locate a 2007-2014 black Ford Expedition that may be associated to Jason Lusted or Matthew MacInnes and driven on the night of the incident.

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