Bribery case may be tried this fall

Published 9:22 am Friday, May 18, 2018

Two people charged with bribing and intimidating a witness in a separate case may head to a trial later this year, depending on what happens in another case in Clark County.

Krystal Parker, 31, and Christopher Gipson, 25, were indicted last year for intimidating a participant in the legal process and bribing a witness. Gipson was also indicted for second-degree assault and first-degree persistent felony offender.

According to court documents, Gipson allegedly assaulted a witness in another case on July 21, 2017, on Tyler Banks Court. The victim reportedly suffered facial fractures and hemorrhage from the incident. Police said Parker and Gipson both offered the person money not to testify and threatened further physical harm if he did testify in court.

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Police said the final threat by Gipson involved “severe bodily harm.”

Thursday in Clark Circuit Court, a Sept. 4 trial date was set for a separate drug trafficking case against Parker, which prosecutors wanted to try first. She is charged with three counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance in that case.

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