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Police: Man threatened to kill witness in drive-by shooting case

Dominique Beamon (Source: Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office) Dominique Beamon (Source: Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office)
THIBODAUX, LA (WAFB) -

A 24-year-old man was arrested after being accused of trying to intimidate a witness for an upcoming trial.

"[Dominique Beamon] is scheduled to go to trial on February 18 for assault by drive by shooting," David Melancon, Thibodaux Police Department, explained. "He showed up at the victim's home and demanded that she sign an affidavit recanting her testimony against him. When she refused, the victim claims he assaulted her, as well as stole her cell phone."

The assault happened on Thursday, Feb. 6, but the victim did not contact police.

"She claims he threatened to kill her if she called the police," Melancon explained. "She was terrified."

Beamon allegedly returned to the victim's home the following day. After confronting her a second time, he allegedly damaged the air conditioning unit at her home and broke her cell phone.

"The victim was able to get away and contact police, who began searching for Beamon," Melancon said. "He was located and arrested at the Lafourche Parish District Attorney's Office. He was there with his lawyer."

Beamon is now charged with simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling, intimidating witnesses, simple battery, simple criminal damage to property and theft. He was booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center where he is being held in lieu of a $107,500 bond. 

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