Alleged trooper shooter held for trial; more charges added

Trooper Ryan Seiple testified that he feared for his life when he saw accused gunman, Daniel Clary, pull out a gun and open fire.

Seiple also described the terrifying sight of his colleague, Corporal Seth Kelly, critically wounded and bleeding badly.

Northampton County Chief Assistant District Attorney Terry Houck said while he remains in the ICU, Corporal Kelly's condition has improved over the past two weeks.

"He is still hanging in there," said Houck. "He is getting better every day, hopefully. Keep your fingers crossed."

It was November 7 when Trooper Seiple pulled over Daniel Clary for allegedly going 87 MPH down Route 33 with Kelly arriving a short time later for back up.

The situation deteriorated into an all-out brawl, culminating with Clary pulling out a gun and opening fire.

Seiple was not hit, but Corporal Kelly suffered three gunshot wounds.

Clary was hit repeatedly as well, but was still able to drive himself Einstein Hospital where he was later arrested.

First Deputy Public Defender Matt Goodrich entered a not guilty plea today, and then asked the judge to dismiss the charges.

Goodrich declined to comment directly about those motions.

"At this time we are just gathering information as we move forward with the defense," he said.

The case will proceed to trial.

In fact, two more charges were added: one count of DUI and a second of disarming a law enforcement officer.

Houck said there will be no plea deal in this case.

"I'm going to ask for consecutive maximum sentences," said Houck, "for everything that he did to both troopers."

Clary is currently being held on $1M bail.

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