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Hoffman man accused of witness intimidation

HOFFMAN — A man is accused of trying to keep a victim from testifying in a criminal case.

According to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, 22-year-old Armaad Talek Horton, of Hoffman, contacted the victim of a case “to convince the victim not to come to court and testify.”

Investigators say Horton’s relative is charged in the case stemming from 2022. The press release did not name the relative or indicate the nature of the case. However, the sheriff’s office tells the RO it is a robbery case.

Horton was arrested April 9 and charged with one felony count each of intimidating a witness, obstructing justice and conspiracy. He was booked into the Richmond County Jail where he is being held on a $100,000 secured bond.

Jail records show Horton has also been charged with a felony probation violation.

Records with the N.C. Department of Adult Correction show Horton was convicted March 7 of possession of a weapon of mass destruction in Mecklenburg County and was given a 24-month suspended sentence.

Horton appears to have no other pending charges or prior criminal convictions in the state.

All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Updated 11:50 a.m. 4-10-24.