Two City Residents Charged With Witness Retaliation

Two Jamestown residents have been charged with witness retaliation, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

A federal grand jury indicted 26-year-old Bobby Hunt Jr. and 29-year-old Amy Dean on charges of conspiracy to retaliate against witnesses, witness retaliation, and taking action harmful to a witness.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Patricia Astorga and Emmanuel Ulubiyo, who are handling the case, said the pair allegedly threatened harm to ” individual in retaliation for information relating to the commission of a federal offense given to a law enforcement officer” around Oct. 25 of this year.

Hunt and Dean were arraigned Friday in front of U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroeder and are being held pending a detention hearing Tuesday at 10:45 a.m.

The indictment is the result of an investigation by the FBI, Jamestown police and Drug Enforcement Administration.

The charges carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, and a $250,000 fine.