Sheriff's office charges 3 with threatening probation agent

January 17, 2012|By Justin Fenton

Three men have been charged by city sheriff's deputies with witness intimidation for allegedly threatening a probation agent in the downtown Circuit Courthouse. 

Capt. Sam Cogen, of the Baltimore Sheriff's Office, said the Lionel Lynch, 21, Jerrell Randle, 19, and Terrell Randle, 19, face four counts each of witness intimidation for following a probation agent through the courthouse on Nov. 17 after he testified at a man's violation of probation hearing. 

"Included in the threats were direct statements that they would seriously harm the Agent and they would go to the Agent's home and work location," Cogen said in a statement. 

Cogen said investigators identified the suspects through the use of closed-circuit television cameras. Lynch, of the 1900 block of W. Mulberry St., is being held on $250,000 bond, while Terrell Randle, of the 1600 block of Cliftview Ave., was held on $100,000 bond. Jerrell Randle will make his first appearance in court Wednesday morning. 

"We want everyone to know that witness intimidation is a serious crime and the Sheriff's Office will relentlessly investigate any allegation of witness intimidation occurring in our courts," Sheriff John W. Anderson said in a statement. 

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