Johnathan Haller Photo Credit: Facebook

Princeton man accused of threatening witness – from behind bars

Three new charges sworn against Johnathan Haller

A Princeton man has been accused of threatening a witness in a case against him, and the RCMP laid three new charges last week against Johnathan Haller.

Haller, 22, was charged Monday with engaging in conduct with the intent to provoke a state of fear in a justice system participant, uttering a threat to cause death or bodily harm, and willfully attempting to obstruct justice.

“These are very serious charges,” said RCMP Corporal Chad Parsons.

Haller was arrested May 18 in connection with a home invasion and assault on a 91-year-old Princeton resident that occurred earlier that month.

Related: Police make arrest related to assault on elderly Princeton man

Related: Elderly man severely beaten during break in

He has been in custody since that time, and according to Parsons the incidents that lead to the most recent charges occurred while Haller was behind bars.

“These are from actions after he was in custody,” he said. “The original charges that Haller faces are also very serious with respect to the home invasion and we will not tolerate any intimidation of our witnesses who did the right thing and came forward.”

Haller was originally charged with two counts of uttering threats, one count of possession of property obtained by crime, one count of possession of a controlled substance, one count of unsafe storage of a firearm and one count of possession of a firearm while prohibited.

According to Parsons additional charges connected with the home invasion are pending.

To report a typo, email:
publisher@similkameenspotlight.com
.



andrea.demeer@similkameenspotlight.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Fundraiser set for 15-year-old Keremeos girl injured in collision

A fundraiser is being held at the Branding Iron on December 1 for Keirsten Haynes

Rural recreation tax, priority for Penticton

Three of Penticton’s reps on regional district say finding way to tax rural areas for rec a priority

B.C. couple helping wildfire evacuees in northern California

A planned holiday has turned into a humanitarian effort for a Penticton couple

Keremeos library breaks the code on fun

The code mobile was recently at the Keremeos Library

Keremeos Royal Purple hopeful for donations

The Royale Purple in Keremeos is collecting donations for Handbags for Hope till the end of the Nov.

Trudeau offers to help Pacific islands face climate change impact

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with the leaders from the Pacific island nations on Saturday during the APEC Summit in Papua New Guinea

New maintenance crew to look after Okanagan Connector

Acciona Infrastructure Maintenance Inc. will replace Argo Road Maintenance Inc. in 2019

Canada defeats Germany 29-10 in repechage, moves step closer to Rugby World Cup

Hong Kong needs a bonus-point win over Canada — scoring four or more tries — while denying the Canadians a bonus point

Avalanche Canada in desperate need of funding

The organization provides avalanche forecasting for an area larger than the United Kingdom

5 B.C. cities break temperature records

Parts of B.C. remain warm, at 10 C, while others feeling chilly

Your guide to winter light ups around the Okanagan

From Vernon to Summerland, with a stop in Kelowna, we’ve found some activities for you to enjoy

B.C. teacher’s Amazing Race takes students on Canada-wide adventure

Agassiz high school students say they had the experience of a life time

Don’t sign USMCA until LGBTQ language excised, U.S. lawmakers urge Trump

The trade agreement, forged after 13 months of tense negotiations between Canada and the U.S. is scheduled for Nov. 30

US official: US intel says prince ordered Khashoggi killing

Vice-President Mike Pence told reporters that ‘the murder of Jamal Khashoggi was an atrocity.’

Most Read