Felony witness intimidation charges filed

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Five felony witness intimidation and other charges have been filed against a Slick Rock Road man and investigators say it is an ongoing issue, and other charges may be filed.

Twenty-one-year-old Robert Jordan Eubanks was jailed on numerous charges and being held on bonds total-ing $121,000.

It is the result of a joint probe by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department and the district attorney’s office.

He is accused of five felony counts of intimidating a witness, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of communicating a threat, one count of violation of a court order, driving while license revoked, and one count of displaying a ficticious license plate.

Investigating officer Detective Richard Dupree, Sgt. Anthony Mullis and Sgt. James Cornell said the charges resulted from investigation into harassment and threats being made to two witnesses on a case that dates back to October of 2018.

They said the case is still pending in court.

The charges were filed, investigators said, after the threats and harassment incidents over the last four months that became more violent and aggressive.

“On one recent occasion,” a report stated, “the suspect is accused of running one of the victims off the road with his vehicle, and striking the side of the victim’s vehicle.”

Officers also said Eubanks was charged and arrested back in October of 2018 for an assault charge.

He had been directed at that time not to communicate or make contact with the two victims in that case, they said.

The cased is still pending and more charges are possible, detectives said.

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