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Recent Indictment Followed By Witness Tampering Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – May 15, 2015 – Two weeks after being indicted on a federal firearms charge, a federal grand jury has again indicted Michael Calloway aka Oso, 20, of Nashville, Tenn., with conspiring to tamper with a witness and attempting to tamper with a witness, announced David Rivera, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.  Also indicted on the same charges was Laquanda Boyce aka Quanda, 33, also of Nashville.


“Witness tampering and any other forms of obstruction of justice are very serious offenses,” said U.S. Attorney David Rivera.  “As shown by this case, witness tampering, even if unsuccessful, can subject someone to more prison time than the original offense.”  


Calloway was previously indicted on April 29, 2015, with being a felon in possession of ammunition.  Charging documents allege that on April 12, 2015, near the intersection of Lewis St. and Robertson St., in Nashville, Calloway fired multiple shots at an individual, wounding him in the leg.  That individual was later arrested for a probation violation and was incarcerated at the Davidson County Criminal Justice Center.


 The new indictment alleges that Calloway and Boyce conspired to influence or prevent the testimony of this individual by offering to pay his bond to secure his release from jail and offering him cash.


The original charge of being a felon in possession of ammunition carried a maximum penalty of ten years in prison.  The additional witness tampering charges carry up to twenty years in prison for each charge.


Calloway has been in federal custody since April 13, 2015, and Boyce was arrested yesterday.


An indictment is merely an accusation.  All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.


These cases were investigated by the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sunny A.M. Koshy.

Updated January 8, 2016