Troopers report that late evening on Sunday, they took a Nikiski man into custody after an investigation into witness tampering, it was revealed on Monday.
Following their investigation, Alaska State troopers arrested 40-year-old Rory Hoeldt. after he “was found to have illegally contacted a witness during an ongoing case,” the trooper dispatch reported.
Hoeldt was originally charged with two Felony drug counts and and a count of felony criminal mischief earlier this year court records show. Two of those charges would be dismissed according to records, but the Criminal Mischief charge was scheduled to go to trial later this month.
Following this latest investigation, troopers further charged Hoeldt with one count of Tampering with a Witness I, four counts of Violating Conditions of Release, and four counts of Unlawful Contact I.
Hoeldt was arraigned on these newest charges on Monday morning and appointed a Public Defender.