MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- The gunman in an April 2008 drive-by shooting of a witness who testified in a federal drug trial received more prison time in Berkeley County Circuit Court on Monday.
Ordered to serve 63 months in federal prison in February for his role in the shooting, Travis Jackson Latta, 22, of Hagerstown, now is expected to serve a one- to five-year sentence for one count of conspiracy to commit murder, followed by a one-year jail sentence for battery of a correctional officer.
The consecutive sentencing terms were ordered Monday by 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Gray Silver III after Latta entered guilty pleas to the charges. The state trial court-ordered sentencing terms will be served consecutively to the federal sentence, Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Jean Games-Neely confirmed after the hearing.
The battery charge stemmed from an incident involving a correctional officer after Latta was incarcerated last spring, Games-Neely said.