Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Attempts to influence a witness lead to felony warrant arrest; Daily incident report

   Warrant Arrested: Joshua B. Scott, 36, Boise

   Warrant Charges:  Intimidation of a States Witness (F)

     The suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrant for Intimidation of a States Witness last night.

    The arrest warrant stems from an ongoing investigation into phone calls made while the suspect was incarcerated in the Ada County Jail in August of this year. Evidence indicates the suspect made efforts to contact and influence a witness involved in an ongoing criminal court case. That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony warrant. 

   TITLE 18 CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS CHAPTER 26 EVIDENCE FALSIFIED OR CONCEALED AND WITNESSES INTIMIDATED OR BRIBED 18-2604. Intimidating a witness. (3)Any person who, by direct or indirect force, or by any threats to person or property, or by any manner wilfully intimidates, influences, impedes, deters, threatens, harasses, obstructs or prevents, a witness, including a child witness, or any person who may be called as a witness or any person he believes may be called as a witness in any criminal proceeding or juvenile evidentiary hearing from testifying freely, fully and truthfully in that criminal proceeding or juvenile evidentiary hearing is guilty of a felony. 
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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure

Boise Police Public Information