Woman accused of intimidating witness

By Sarah Allen - [email protected]



A Greenfield woman is facing a felony charge after allegedly intimidating a witness in a criminal case.

An affidavit filed with the Hillsboro Municipal Court stated that the alleged victim came to the Highland County Sheriff’s Office on Sept. 18. She reported that at around 9:30 p.m. she was sitting outside the Greystone Motel when “a vehicle pulled into the parking lot of the motel then immediately left,” according to the affidavit.

The affidavit described the vehicle as a “dark colored Trail Blazer.”

About 10 minutes later the same vehicle reportedly returned. At that time, a juvenile was also now outside the motel. The alleged victim reported that the vehicle “stopped in front of where they were sitting,” as stated in the affidavit. The alleged victim also reported that a woman – identified as Melissa A. Dunlow, 46 – leaned out and looked at the two others. She allegedly said, “‘Yea, I know where you are,’” according to the affidavit.

The affidavit added that Dunlow then allegedly told the juvenile: “If you testify against (another individual) you(‘re) going to regret it.”

The juvenile is currently a witness in a criminal case, the affidavit stated.

According to court records, a warrant was issued for Dunlow’s arrest on Sept. 21 for third-degree felony intimidating a witness.

On Monday, Dunlow appeared in court on that charge. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 15. Dunlow’s bond is set at her own recognizance (OR).

While her case is pending, Dunlow is ordered to have no contact with the alleged victims. She must observe a curfew and is prohibited from driving, records add. Dunlow was placed on reporting probation.

Reach Sarah Allen at 937-393-3456, ext. 1680, or on Twitter @SarahAllenHTG.


By Sarah Allen

[email protected]