Woman accused of recording conversation about son waives

From staff reports

A Reno woman accused of discreetly recording a conversation regarding her son, who is wanted by Franklin state police on assault charges, waived her preliminary hearing Wednesday in Venango County Central Court.

Rebecca Berry, 53, is charged with felony counts of intercepting communications and criminal use of a communication facility and misdemeanor counts of possession of an instrument of crime with intent and intimidate witness/victim.

Police said that on April 22, Berry met with a 33-year-old Seneca woman at the woman’s apartment on Route 257.

Berry recorded their conversation with her cell phone without the other woman’s knowledge, police said. The conversation was in regards to Rebecca Berry’s son, Travis Berry, 32, of Reno, who allegedly assaulted the 33-year-old woman on April 19 in the parking lot of her place of employment in Cranberry, police said.

The woman told police she had found out Travis Berry had been cheating on her, and he found out that she knew of the indiscretion, police said.

Travis Berry had yanked the woman by her hair and threatened to harm her dog, police said.

The woman said she asked Travis Berry to go to her apartment and called both her sister and friend to meet there, police said.

The two other women met Travis Berry at the apartment, where he choked one of them and body slammed the other, police said.

Rebecca Berry remains released on $5,000 unsecured bail.

Travis Berry is facing a misdemeanor count of strangulation and two misdemeanor counts each of simple assault and recklessly endangering another person. He is also facing three summary counts of harassment.

Anyone with information about Travis Berry’s whereabouts is asked to contact Franklin state police at (814) 676-6596.