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Arrest in Death of Setauket Horseman

Arrest in Death of Setauket Horseman

Seymour, Tenn. - (WALK) A suspect is in the death of an East Setauket man is in custody and being questioned in Tennessee, according to federal marshals.

Brett C. Knight, 45, is reportedly a former tenant of the victim, Ross Reisner.  Reisner, a well-known horseman and riding instructor on Long Island, was shot and killed at his home on Upper Sheep Pasture Road September 24.

Knight was arrested Wednesday in Seymour, Tennessee, a rural community of about 10,000 in north-central Tennessee.  He is being held at the Sevier County Tennessee Jail.  Knight may challenge extradition to Suffolk during at a hearing scheduled for October 28.

According to court reports, prior to Reisner's murder, Knight was charged with harassing Reisner and partner Kevin Murray, but failed to appear in court on September 4.  Murray was slightly wounded in the September shooting. night's failure to report before a judge at First District Court in Central Islip led to the federal warrant that brought U.S. Marshals into the investigation.

U.S. Marshals say Knight bought a motorcycle after the shooting and was traveling about the country. He was described as "armed, volatile, and extremely dangerous." Investigators say two handguns were found at the home in Seymour.


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