Local Man Accused of Threatening Guests at Quality Inn Held for Court

| April 1, 2023

VENANGO CO., Pa. (EYT) – A local man accused of threatening guests at the Quality Inn in Franklin was held for court on Wednesday.

According to court documents, the following criminal charges against 58-year-old Larry William Wible, of Franklin, were held for court during a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, March 29, in Venango County Central Court:

  • Terroristic Threats W/Intent To Terrorize Another, Misdemeanor 1
  • Resist Arrest/Other Law Enforcement, Misdemeanor 2
  • Defiant Trespass Actual Communication To Actor, Misdemeanor 3
  • Disorderly Conduct Engage in Fighting, Misdemeanor 3
  • Public Drunkenness And Similar Misconduct, Summary

The case has been transferred to the Venango County Court of Common Pleas.

Wible remains free on $10,000.00 unsecured bail.

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint, Franklin Police were dispatched around 9:41 p.m. on Friday, March 17, to the Quality Inn located at 1411 Liberty Street in Franklin, Venango County, for a male refusing to leave the hotel.

It was noted he was not a guest and was intoxicated.

Officers arrived on the scene and met with a known complainant who is employed by the hotel. She advised that a male—later identified as Larry William Wible—was found passed out drunk on a luggage cart near the vending machines, the complaint states.

When Wible was awakened and offered help by guests, he became violent and aggressive, the complaint indicates.

It was reported that Wible yelled “I’ll (expletive) you” while lunging at a guest, the complaint notes.

Other known eye-witnesses confirmed the actions of Wible, the complaint states.

According to the complaint, Wible’s action greatly disrupted the nightly routine of not only guests, but hotel operations on a whole.

The complaint states that he was found to display multiple signs of high levels of intoxication due to the ingestion of alcoholic beverages. After being advised he was under arrest, Wible resisted all phases of the lawful arrest requiring the officer to utilize substantial force to overcome the resistance.

Wible kicked at officers, attempted to trip officers and use body weight to stop officers from effectively moving him through the process. His resistance was to the degree he had to be placed in the restraint chair. While in the restraint chair, Wible made multiple attempts to kick himself over, the complaint states.

His behavior prompted the request for an emergency commitment, the complaint indicates.

Wible was arraigned at 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, in front of Judge Kirtland:

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