Assault Suspect's Girlfriend Arrested for Intimidating a Witness

Ofc. Teresa Fuller

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 2:35 p.m.

Spokane Police officers responded to the Spokane County Courthouse yesterday and took 23-year-old Kaley Hilderbrand into custody for Intimidating a Witness, RCW 9A.72.110. Hilderbrand's boyfriend, 28-year-old Lawrence Black, is on trial for a 2013 assault where he allegedly beat two people. Witnesses at the courthouse reported that Hilderbrand followed one of the victims out of the courtroom after the victim's testimony, cursing at and intimidating her.

Yesterday, 11/18/2014, at 1 p.m., Spokane Police officers responded to the Spokane County Courthouse in the 1100 block of west Broadway, at the request of a Spokane Police detective. The detective was in court for a 2013 assault trial. Laurence Black is charged in the assault and is currently standing trial. The victim finished her initial testimony, but was advised she was still on subpoena and may be needed for further testimony during the trial.

After she exited the courtroom, Hilderbrand followed the victim out and began screaming at her. Hilderbrand used profane language. The victim's family helped escort her out, but Hilderbrand continued screaming at her until they were on the elevator and the doors closed.

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