Durham Men Charged With Intimidating Witness
Posted September 30, 2005 4:17 a.m. EDT
DURHAM, N.C. — Two Durham men have been charged with intimidating a witness during a trial in Durham County Superior Court this week, authorities said Friday.
Durham Sheriff's officials said that during the Durham County Superior Court trial of Quincy Hunt on Wednesday, two men tried to intimidate a witness in the courtroom immediately after the witness testified.
The intimidation happened in full view of the jurors and the presiding Superior Court Judge Henry P. Hight, authorities said. Sheriff's deputies forced the two men to leave the courtroom, but despite the warning, the two men again confronted the witness in the hallway immediately beside the courtroom, sheriff's officials said in a statement.
The deputies then detained the two men, identified them, and made them leave the courthouse.
Authorities said later that the witness was interviewed by investigators and warrants were issued against Quinton Damen Holman, 24, of 904 Corona St, and Dominique Antonio Garrett, 17, of 2411 Nebo St. Each man was charged with a count of intimidating a witness and Hight set the bonds at $25,000 each.
Holman was arrested by detectives at Fayetteville and Pilot Street on Thursday, sheriff's officials said. Garrett has not been located as of Friday.
Hunt is on trial for felony assault and possession of a firearm by a felon.