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Probation ordered for intimidation

GRANGEVILLE – Suspended jail time and probation were ordered for a Grangeville man convicted this month in a witness intimidation incident.

At an April 7 hearing, Nathan J. Greig, 24, pleaded guilty to an amended misdemeanor charge of disturbing the peace, and a felony charge of intimidation of a witness was dismissed. As part of the sentence ordered by Magistrage Judge Jeff Payne, Greig was ordered to serve 90 days in jail (with credit for 11 days served) and pay a total $320 in fines and court costs. Of this, Payne suspended 79 days of jail and placed Greig on probation for 12 months.

Greig was originally charged with two felony counts of intimidation of a witness following a March 27 incident in Grangeville. According to court records, Greig both verbally and by a Facebook text message threatened bodily harm to an individual he believed testified in criminal cases pending against two men, Peter J. Lujan and Anthony D. Ramirez, who were arrested March 4 in Grangeville on felony delivery of a controlled substance charges.

Lujan, 29, and Ramirez, 19, both are set for April 28 status conference hearings in District Court; Lujan is out on bond, and Ramirez is held in the Idaho County Jail.

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