A Harrisburg mother joined her 17-year-old son in prison after she allegedly intimidated witnesses slated to testify against the teen.
Harrisburg police on Oct. 19 arrested Shakwon Jamison, 17, for allegedly firing a gunshot at a classmate, also 17, over an argument the two had a month earlier. Detectives also found marijuana packaged for sale inside Jamison’s vehicle, according to a release from the Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office.
Jamison was charged as an adult with aggravated assault, possessing a controlled substance with the intent to deliver and firearm offenses. He was released on unsecured bail and prohibited from contacting the victim or any witnesses.
But when it came time for Jamison’s first preliminary hearing, slated for Dec. 10, all the witnesses set to testify against him failed to appear, according to prosecutors. The judge granted a continuance.