ALTON — Alton Police have charged a local woman with witness tampering for allegedly reaching out to the victims of an allegedly burglary and asking them not to get her in any more trouble.
Prosecutor Anthony Estee said yesterday that Julie Moulton, 42, of 6 Old Town Road in Gilmanton is also charged with one count of burglary and one count of criminal trespass for crimes allegedly committed against the same people.
She faces the same burglary and criminal trespass charges as Brandon Prue of Northfield.
Alton Police said the two entered a home in Alton on December 30, 2014 and were found inside by an Alton Police officer after one of the neighbors called them to report seeing flashlights inside.
They told the officer that they were in the home at the request of the homeowners who was out of town and had asked them to board up the house. Estee said the homeowners denied this.
In early February, after a brief probable cause trial in the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division, Judge Jim Carroll determined there was no probable cause to charge Prue with burglary.
Estee said Moulton faces the same charges in the same incident and it will be the Belknap County Attorney's Office that will ultimately determine if the allegedly burglary charge against both of them will be presented to a grand jury for possible indictment.
He said the witness tampering charge is separate and distinct from the other two charges Moulton faces and she is scheduled to be arraigned on April 16 in the Laconia Circuit Court.
- Category: Local News
- Hits: 667