Authorities in the Bahamas have charged two U.S. men in the stabbing death of a Pennsylvania man on Bimini.
Assistant Police Commissioner Emrick Seymour says the men are facing charges of manslaughter in the death of 45-year-old Carl Yerger, of Ruscombmanor Township, Berks County.
Seymour identified the suspects as 19-year-old Tyler Valles of Key Largo, Florida and 62-year-old Robert Schwartz of Gaylordsville, Connecticut. The men made an initial appearance before a magistrate Monday. A judge set bail for the men at $35,000 and ordered them to appear for trial May 19. They did not enter pleas.
Yerger(pictured)was found stabbed to death Friday on the grounds of the Big Game Club and Resort & Marina. Seymour says the suspects claimed they fought with Yerger after he allegedly tried to get on their boat.
Co-owner of Custom Milling & Consulting in Fleetwood, Pa., Yerger was conducting business on the island when he was killed, his wife Rebecca Yerger told NBC10.com. The couple have two sons: Tate, 7, and 10-year-old Ty.
He also was the president of the Oley Valley Youth Sports League.
“He was unique, caring, ambitious, detailed, organized, courageous, a problem solver, and mediator,” the league’s board of directors wrote in a statement. “His efforts earned him the support and loyalty of both new and long-time volunteers and coaches."