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FIRST ON 5 NEWS UPDATE: Attorney And Private Investigator In Charged Shinnston Officer Case Arraigned
Written by Kristin Keeling
Last updated on May 20, 2013 @ 6:16PM
Created on May 20, 2013 @ 10:33PM
         
Franklin Streets                               Kevin Junkins   
 
Update
 
Franklin Streets and Paul Harris were arraigned Monday. There bond's staying at $50,000 and their trial is set for October.
 
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The attorney and private investigator representing a former Shinnston police officer who is accused of stealing drugs and money from the Shinnston Police Department were arrested, Friday night.
 
Paul Harris, an attorney out of Wheeling, and Franklin Streets, a private investigator out of Barbour County, are facing a slew of charges including intimidation of a witness and obstructing an officer.
 
Kevin Junkins is the former police officer who was arrested and charged in 2011. He's accused of stealing a man's prescription of Hydrocodone during an investigation. He's also accused of stealing money and drugs from the police department's evidence locker.
 
Harris and Streets are accused of paying and threatening a potential witness in Junkins' case in order to prevent him from giving true testimony.
 
Harris was hired to represent Junkins. He faces charges of felony conspiracy to commit threats in official and political matters, conspiracy to commit intimidation of a witness, obstructing a law enforcement officer and conspiracy to commit obstructing a law enforcement officer.
 
Streets faces the same charges including intimidation of a witness and threats in official and political matters.

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