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Threatening A Witness Only Makes Matters Worse – HOT SPRINGS

All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.

Last week, Hot Springs Police arrested Charles Johnson on charges stemming from an incident that occurred back in September.

During the morning of September 29th, 2017, Hot Springs Police responded to Shell Superstop on Malvern Ave. in reference to Terroristic Threatening.

Officers made contact with the victim.

The victim told officers that he had walked into the store and heard the suspect talking loudly and allegedly called him a “snitch”.

The suspect allegedly told the victim “If I go to jail, I’m going to kill you.”

The victims mother was also on scene.

She allegedly tried to talk some sense into the suspect, but he wasn’t having any part of that.

Johnson allegedly told the mother “Bitch I will shoot you in the face.”

The suspect was also allegedly heard saying “If I go to jail, that bitch going to be dead.”

Charles Johnson; Allegedly Threatened and Intimidated A Witness

When Hot Springs Police Detective Cantrell spoke with the victim he learned that he and the suspect were arrested together back in February.

The victim told the detective that the suspect was referring to an upcoming court hearing when he made the alleged threats about “going to jail.”

The victim’s mother also said she heard the suspect allegedly tell the victim “My attorney told me that you’ve been snitching on me.”

The detective found out that the victim may be treated as a witness in the trial from these arrests back in February.

Charles Johnson was arrested and charged with Felony Intimidating A Witness and Felony Terroristic Threatening.