TWO BROTHERS CHARGED WITH MURDER OF GLEN SPEY MAN BACK IN SULLIVAN TO FACE CHARGES
Updated: Feb 10
Brothers Nicholas Carter, 26, and Jack Carter, 21 - the suspects arrested and charged with the murder of 74-year-old Mark Eckert in Glen Spey last month - were released from custody of the Morris County, NJ jail by a court order at about 2:30 pm today (Wednesday).
As of late Wednesday, it was confirmed that the brothers were in the Sullivan County Jail.
The brothers, who knew the victim from North Bellmore, Long Island where they grew up, have been held in New Jersey since their arrest on January 19.
Eckert, who shared ownership of the Glen Spey home with at least one of the brothers, was reported missing to New York State Police on January 15.
His body was found at the home on the same day of the suspects' arrest but Troop F of the New York State Police, who issued a news release on January 21, did not reveal how Eckert died.
As reported exclusively by The SullivanTimes, Eckert and the boys' father were friends for many years until the father, John Carter, died in late 2019. Sources said that John Carter - a seasonal homeowner along with his former wife for many years in Glen Spey - first met Eckert while the pair worked during the 1990s at the Hunt's Point Market in the Bronx.
The New York State Police were assisted in the investigation that led to the brothers' arrest by the New Jersey State Police, Rockaway Township Police and the Sullivan County District Attorney’s Office.