LEWISBURG – The on-road truck driver accused of killing a girl on an Interstate 80 slip street earlier this month is within the Union County jail with out bail.
Tracy Ray Rollins Jr., 28, was arraigned Tuesday on costs of manslaughter and corpse abuse after getting back from Connecticut the place he was arrested on February 10.
Rollins didn’t say something as he was escorted from a State Police plane at Williamsport Regional Airport to a cruiser to get to the Barracks in Milton State Police the place he was videotaped.
Rollins, who’s from Dallas, was advised by District Decide Jeffrey Mensch that the utmost sentence for murder is demise.
Nonetheless, District Lawyer D. Peter Johnson later stated it was not a demise penalty case presently, however declined to present additional particulars.
The explanations given by Mensch for denying bail have been the murder cost and Rollins' lack of connection to the neighborhood. The preliminary listening to is scheduled for March 5.
Rollins is accused of killing Rebecca Landrith, 47, a mannequin who lived in New York Metropolis.
His physique was discovered simply earlier than 7 a.m. on February 7 by a Pennsylvania Division of Transportation worker alongside the I-80 eastbound exit ramp on the Mile Run interchange close to Loganton.
She suffered a number of gunshot wounds to her face, neck and chest in addition to two on a hand that state police described as defensive.
Eighteen bullets have been faraway from Landrith's physique throughout an post-mortem, says the arrest affidavit.
Captain Sherman D. Shadle, commander of the State Police F Troop which incorporates Milton, praised the work of the investigators, calling it the perfect he has seen in his roughly 25 years within the energy.
"It was outstanding," he stated, commenting on how investigators have been capable of determine the sufferer and the suspect so rapidly.
Landrith had no ID on her, however investigators discovered a word in a jacket pocket with Rollins' title, mobile phone quantity and electronic mail deal with in it in addition to receipts from companies.
"An unbelievable job" has been completed on this case, Shadle stated, citing the entire state police divisions concerned.
The sufferer's brother, George Landrith, additionally gave investigators excessive marks not just for arresting a suspect but additionally for the way in which they handled the grieving household.
Rollins advised investigators, in response to the arrest affidavit, that he encountered a girl named Leslie at a truck cease close to Milford, Connecticut, and that she was touring with it. him.
Info was obtained from Milford Police that Landrith had made lodge reservations in December underneath the title Leslie Myers, the doc says.
In response to Rollins, "Leslie" accompanied him to Maine, again to Connecticut, then to Brooklyn, New York, and Wisconsin, the place he picked up a load to be delivered to Maine.
Utilizing receipts discovered within the girl's pockets and Rollins' mobile phone data, police stated they tracked her journey from Wisconsin to Maine with a cease on the 12 p.m. Mile Run interchange. 11 to 12:26 p.m. on February 7.
As a result of discovery of brains and materials resembling flesh, bullet holes and envelopes, it seems that the taking pictures befell within the cabin of Rollins' truck, police stated.
No motive for the homicide has been revealed.