Witness threatened at gunpoint before trial - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Witness threatened at gunpoint before trial

Larry Blaine (Source: MPD) Larry Blaine (Source: MPD)

A witness in a trial said he was threatened at gunpoint by a man who wanted to stop him from testifying.

Larry Blaine, 22, was booked into jail Thursday on charges of coercion of a witness and aggravated assault.

Blaine went looking for the witness on Hollowell Avenue in South Memphis on May 11, according to a police affidavit.

Blaine allegedly pulled a handgun and threatened to kill the man if he testified in the case. The affidavit does not specify the case in which the victim had been called to testify.

The victim later identified Blaine in a photo lineup and told police he feared the man would cause him bodily harm.

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