Plot to kill witnesses halts home invasion trial

Set to face trial in a July 2017 home invasion, Jaivon Bowe will now face additional charges after Sheriff’s Office investigators discovered an attemp to get an outside party to kill witnesses.

A trial for one suspect in a July 2017 home invasion has been postponed after investigators discovered an attempt to kill witnesses.

Jaivon Bowe, 18 at the time of the incident, was one of four people arrested in connection with breaking into a home on Melanie Lane, robbing a 16-year-old at gunpoint, and making off with several items from the house. There were no injuries and all items were returned.

Bowe’s trial was headed to court earlier this month on charges of armed robbery, burglary, aggravated assault, false imprisonment, and home invasion when investigators with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department uncovered something more sinister.

“Investigators discovered that he had tried to get an outside party to kill the witnesses from that crime that were going to testify at the trial last week,” said Sheriff Barry Babb. “It was something he attempted to do, it never went through.”

Investigators found out about the plot the day of the trial and brought it to the judge.

“The judge completely halted it, and they’re going to revisit everything in March.”

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