A defendant awaiting trial on charges in a 2016 felony case is now jailed on an additional $1 million bond for a new charge of soliciting for murder after he allegedly offered to pay a jail inmate to kill a witness connected to his court case, documents show.

A defendant awaiting trial on charges in a 2016 felony case is now jailed on an additional $1 million bond for a new charge of soliciting for murder after he allegedly offered to pay a jail inmate to kill a witness connected to his court case, documents show.

Lawerence Raymond Silver Jr., 57, is now charged in Pottawatomie County District Court with soliciting for murder, first degree. He is accused, on or between May 1, 2016 and Jan. 19, 2017, at the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center, of soliciting another inmate to kill the witness by first-degree murder.

Silver, who is still jailed in the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center, is being held on a $1 million bond for the solicitation charge, along with the previous $100,000 bond set for the 2016 case, which includes charges of first-degree burglary and first-degree rape, among others.

An affidavit of probable cause arrest warrant shows a district attorney's investigator was contacted on Jan. 19 when a man showed up at the Shawnee Police Department to report that he had been asked to kill a victim/witness in a current court case.

The man advised that while he was in the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center from May to October, he was in the same jail pod as Silver, who is also known as “Uncle Buck.”

He told investigators that starting in May, 2016, Silver allegedly offered him $5,000 to kill his accuser, then some weeks later raised the offer to $7,500, then ultimately offered him $10,000, the warrant reads.

When asked how he was supposed to locate the witness, the man said Silver gave him specific details, the affidavit shows. He also told authorities that he was supposed to attend Silver's court appearance and “rub the top of his head when Silver looked at him as an indication that 'it' was done,” the warrant reads. Text messages and phone calls also were part of the investigation.

Silver's next court appearance on the soliciting for murder charge hasn't yet been scheduled and the next court date for his other case isn't yet listed on court records.

According to the filed charge, Silver is a convicted felon from a 1983 case.

If convicted of soliciting for murder, first degree, Silver could face 10 years to life imprisonment.