Harrison County Judge J. Lewis Marks, Jr. has set a trial date for a Wheeling attorney and a Barbour County private investigator accused of intimidating a witness and making threats in official and political matters while representing a former Shinnston Police Officer.
Harrison County Prosecuting Attorney Joe Shaffer said in May 2013 that Wheeling attorney Paul J. Harris was hired to represent former Shinnston Police Officer Kevin Junkins, who was arrested in 2011 on charges of possession, burglary, and embezzlement. Harris is charged with conspiracy to commit threats in official and political matters, conspiracy to commit intimidation of a witness, obstruction of an officer, and conspiracy to obstruct an officer. Harris is represented by Morgantown attorney Sean Murphy. Private investigator Franklin D. Streets, Jr. is charged with intimidation of a witness, threats in official and political matters, obstruction of an officer, and conspiracy.
Judge Marks scheduled both Harris and Streets' trial for June 9.