Today, the Pennsylvania State Police charged Matthew Webster with perjury in connection with investigation into the disappearance of Tracy Kroh.  Webster was arrested in the courtroom following his testimony before the 11th Dauphin County Investigating Grand Jury.  The complaint alleges that Webster falsely testified that he had not spoken in advance with Holly Mallett about the content of her pending grand jury testimony.  According to the probable cause affidavit, a wiretap authorized by the Superior Court of Pennsylvania captured conversations between Webster and Holly Mallett in which they discussed how she would disavow her earlier statements to the Pennsylvania State Police.  In the earlier audio recorded statement given to police, Holly Mallett indicated that Webster had implicated himself in the murder of Tracy Kroh.  The criminal complaint and probable cause affidavit are attached.

District Attorney Fran Chardo authorized the immediate arrest of Webster in the Dauphin County Courthouse.  Magisterial District Judge Barbara Pianka arraigned Webster and set bail in the amount of $500,000.  Webster failed to post bail and was committed to the Dauphin County Prison. 

The charge filed today is a mere allegation and the defendant remains presumed innocent.

Affiant Cpl. Jonathan R. Colarusso, Pennsylvania State Police