ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Police in Anne Arundel County say the girlfriend of a man charged with attempted murder tried to have a witness killed, or at least prevent that witness from testifying.
Stacie Roberts faces a charge of obstruction of justice, and one of inducing or inhibiting testimony.
Earlier this year her boyfriend, Savvas Pantelides, was charged with trying to kill another man.
That shooting happened back in January, in a wooded area near Silopanna road in Annapolis.
Pantelides is a cousin of the newly-elected Mayor of Annapolis, Mike Pantelides.
There is a key witness in the case against Savvas Pantelides.
Early Monday morning, an Anne Arundel County Police detective met with a confidential informant at the Denny's restaurant in Annapolis.
In documents filed in connection with the case, the detective wrote:
"The CI said Stacie Roberts wants to kill this guy. Stacie said she will even help bury him.”
“Apparently she was talking to some people, and that got back to our detectives, where we were able to set up an undercover sting and get her taking about this exact crime,” Lt. T.J. Smith, a spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Police Department, said.
Then Monday night, police say the undercover detective and the confidential informant met with Stacie Roberts at the Graul's Market, off Rowe Boulevard not far from the Maryland State House.
The detective posed as a hit man from a local motorcycle club. He says Stacie Roberts told him:
"I don't want him to come to court, I don't care if you put him in the bottom of the Potomac, I don't want him to show up at all."
The detective said Roberts then gave him the witness's address.
“She offered to pay what turned out to be an undercover officer $1,600 dollars as well as some prescription pills to make this guy not come to court,” Smith said.
Police say all of their conversations with the confidential informant and with Stacie Roberts were recorded as evidence.
They say the witness was never in any danger, but now Stacie Roberts is being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center without bond.
“This is somebody trying to indict our criminal justice system and we can't tolerate that,” Lt. Smith said.
If she is convicted Stacie Roberts could face 30 years in prison. Savvas Pantelides' trial is scheduled to happen in July.