Private Investigator Pleads Not Guilty
A private investigator pleads not guilty in Yakima County Court to multiple charges of attempts to bribe and intimidate a witness.
According to court documents, Stephanie Barnes was hired by a suspect in a kidnapping case to bribe the victim into providing a false sworn statement in court.
In exchange, the victim would receive a sum amount of cash, and a car, however the victim contacted police, who subsequently arrested Barnes.
Barnes is charged with one count of intimidating, one count of bribing, and two counts of tampering with a witness.