Jailed North Versailles man faces new charges

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A North Versailles man already being held in the Allegheny County Jail was charged today with intimidating a witness and conspiracy.

When Isiah Tooks, 25, was arrested earlier this month in connection with a robbery in Homestead, officers there searched the home where he had been living with his girlfriend, according to a criminal complaint.

Allegheny County police wrote that inside the home, officers found a letter written by Tooks when he was being held in the county jail in connection with a Wilkinsburg robbery.

In that letter, Tooks wrote to a man and said that he couldn't have the victim in the Wilkinsburg robbery testify and that the man he was writing to should go to the district judge's office and "post up and be on the lookout for dude."

Police wrote that Tooks confessed to writing the letter to a friend and, "the witness in this case was paid 5 grand not to show up in court."

Tooks was charged Friday with conspiring with his girlfriend to make sure the victim in another case didn't testify "by any means necessary."


First Published August 13, 2014 12:00 AM


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