A town of Colesville man whose son is accused of shooting a New York state trooper has been indicted on an evidence tampering count.

63-year-old David Johnson pleaded not guilty in Broome County court Thursday morning. Judge Joseph Cawley released Johnson on his own recognizance.

34-year-old Jason Johnson is being held on attempted murder and weapon-related charges in connection with the June 9 shooting of Trooper Becky Seager.

Broome County District Attorney Michael Korchak said David Johnson was named in a sealed indictment that alleged he destroyed evidence linked to the shooting involving his son.

Korchak said Trooper Seager is still recuperating from her injuries. He said troopers advised him that she is "continuing to make progress."

Jason Johnson remains in Broome County Jail on $500,000 bail.

State trooper Becky Seager as she was released from Wilson Medical Center on June 10, 2021. (Photo: New York State Police) Photo: New York State Police
State trooper Becky Seager as she was released from Wilson Medical Center on June 10, 2021. (Photo: New York State Police)
WNBF News Radio 1290 AM & 92.1 FM logo
Enter your number to get our free mobile app

Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: bob@wnbf.com or (607) 772-8400 extension 233.

For breaking news and updates on developing stories, follow @BinghamtonNow on Twitter.

See 20 Ways America Has Changed Since 9/11

For those of us who lived through 9/11, the day’s events will forever be emblazoned on our consciousnesses, a terrible tragedy we can’t, and won’t, forget. Now, two decades on, Stacker reflects back on the events of 9/11 and many of the ways the world has changed since then. Using information from news reports, government sources, and research centers, this is a list of 20 aspects of American life that were forever altered by the events of that day. From language to air travel to our handling of immigration and foreign policy, read on to see just how much life in the United States was affected by 9/11.

LOOK: What major laws were passed the year you were born?

Data for this list was acquired from trusted online sources and news outlets. Read on to discover what major law was passed the year you were born and learn its name, the vote count (where relevant), and its impact and significance.

More From WNBF News Radio 1290 AM & 92.1 FM