A Lycoming County inmate in prison on an attempted homicide charge who spoke to his wife during a visit in May tried to impede a police investigation involving a separate domestic violence case, city police said Friday.
Larry Darnell Travers Jr., 24, allegedly spoke to his wife, Rosie G. Travers, when she visited him May 7 at the prison. During the conversation, Travers allegedly asked her to contact a witness to ask her not testify in court, according to an affidavit by Agent Stephen J. Sorage.
"If she don't testify that's the only witness they got," Travers is heard telling his wife at the prison, according to the affidavit. The witness was among the parties in a domestic assault and assault of a city police officer, Sorage said.
In April, Travers pleaded guilty to a charge of criminal attempted homicide for allegedly stabbing Kevin Houseknect at least three times in the neck in a drug deal gone bad last June 17 in the 1900 block of Glynn Avenue.
County Judge Nancy L. Butts said Travers faced a maximum of 40 years in prison and/or a $25,000 fine on the attempted homicide charge.
Arraigned Friday before District Judge Allen P. Page III on charges of attempt to hinder apprehension, prosecution and conceal and destroy evidence, solicitation and obstruction of justice, Travers was recommitted to the county prison in lieu of $20,000 bail.