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Midland City woman charged with threatening witness

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Posted: Thursday, May 2, 2013 7:13 pm | Updated: 7:17 pm, Thu May 2, 2013.

A Midland City woman up for trial next week on a charge she tried to kill a man, leaving him with a broken back, now faces a witness intimidation charge.

Court records show Dothan police investigators arrested 23-year-old Jayela Regina McShane on a felony intimidating a witness charge.

Dothan police originally arrested McShane in September of last year on an attempted murder charge alleging she struck her boyfriend with a car, throwing him over a bridge. The original offense happened on Sept. 27, 2012, near the intersection of Montgomery Highway and Murphy Mill Road.

According to an earlier Dothan police statement, the victim was driving on Montgomery Highway and was arguing with McShane. He stopped the vehicle, got out, and began walking along Montgomery Highway. McShane then allegedly got behind the wheel, circled back around on Montgomery Highway and hit her boyfriend before driving away.

The offense left the victim critically injured with a broken neck, a broken vertebra, bruised lung along and other injuries.

Court records show McShane allegedly used a 2002 gold Monte Carlo during the attempted murder offense.

McShane was released from custody in March after she posted $50,000 bail on the attempted murder charge.

McShane was scheduled for trial on Monday for the attempted murder offense in front of Circuit Court Judge Michael Conaway.

Records show the new offense of intimidating a witness alleged McShane threatened the victim, her then boyfriend, in an alleged effort to corruptly influence testimony at the upcoming trial.

McShane was released from custody at the county jail on the new charge after posting $15,000 bail.

If convicted of the attempted murder charge McShane faces 10 to 99 years or life in prison. She also faces one to 10 years in prison if convicted of the class C felony crime of intimidating a witness.

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