March 5, 2006 - Posted at 12:46 p.m. CST
RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) _ In Russellville, a man facing drug and
weapons charges now faces a charge of intimidating a witness for
allegedly holding a gun to the man's mouth.
District Judge Don Bourne found probable cause to charge
25-year-old Michael Joe Cossey of Russellville with two counts of
intimidating a witness, aggravated assault, felony terroristic
threatening and felon in possession of a firearm.
The judge also set bond at 500-thousand dollars and told Cossey
to stay away from the witness and his family. Cossey is to appear
in court March 20th.
Cossey told the judge he had not threatened anyone and had not
seen the witness lately.
Chris Ridenour of the Pope County Drug Task Force said the
witness called him recently and said he was afraid to testify
Police are looking for the witness.