Three arrests were made Saturday night following an investigation of intimidation of a witness. The witness in the case is a female juvenile.
Jackson County Deputy Mark Holt learned during the investigation the witness had been victim to a battery back in September of 2018. Another female juvenile was arrested in that incident.
The witness reported to Deputy Holt she was now receiving threatening videos and messages from the female juvenile suspect, and a male juvenile.
The witness also reported threatening messages coming from the female suspects mother Amanda B. Elswick, 33, of Nashville, TN.
The threatening messages sent to the witness were suggestive on how she was going to be battered again. The messages even showed the type of tools the suspects would use to batter her with.
After reviewing the messages and receiving assistance from Jackson County Deputy J.L. McElfresh and Seymour City Police, the three suspects were located and arrested.
Elswick was arrested for Intimidation of a witness a level 6 Felony, 2 counts of neglect of a dependent a level 6 Felony, and harassment a class B Misdemeanor.
The male and female juveniles were arrested for Intimidation of a witness a Level 6 Felony. The female juvenile was also arrested for being a runaway out of Tennessee.
Under the Law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.