Two Jamestown Residents Charged With Witness Retaliation
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BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that a federal grand jury has indicted Bobby Hunt, Jr., 26, and Amy Dean, 29, both of Jamestown, NY, on charges of conspiracy to retaliate against witnesses, witness retaliation, and taking action harmful to a witness. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, and a $250,000 fine.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Patricia Astorga and Emmanuel Ulubiyo, who are handling the case, stated that according to the indictment, on or about October 25, 2018, the defendants threatened to and caused bodily injury to an individual in retaliation for information relating to the commission of a federal offense given to a law enforcement officer.
The defendants were arraigned today before U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroeder and are being held pending a detention hearing on November 20, 2018, 10:45 a.m.
The indictment is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Gary Loeffert, the Jamestown Police Department, under the direction of Chief Harry Snellings, and the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge James J. Hunt.
The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.